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Don't Fear the Test

   3820637199?profile=original  So over my time practicing Marttial Arts I've known a few people to get really stressed about belt tests.  Myself included.  Understandably so, it's stressful.  Of course you want to make progress and be rewarded for it, but then there's always the doubting voice in the back of your head. 

    There are numerous ways to cope with stressors, too many to talk about here.  Some people shout, some cry, some bottle it all up, some run, some fall, some people stand up and take it head on.  No matt

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The Dalai Lama, one of my living heroes

3820632391?profile=originalHis Holiness the Dalai Lama has been an inspiration to me. His calm mind, and continuing call for non violence and peace, in the face of extreme violence against his people, and himself--- well, it defines what a spiritual person, a holy person can be.

He is humble, humorous, and profound. He teaches tolerance, environmental protections, compassion, empathy, in a way that is clear, focused, and most of all motivates me to find those qualities and to be more of who I am, and can be.

As a teacher he
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