Lessons From the Dojo

Ju Jitsu

My boyfriend, a martial artist, posted this on his Facebook the other day:

BJJ (Brazilian Ju Jitsu) has taught me something very valuable lately about life. If you do not like the position that you are in then MOVE YOU and stop trying to move your opponent. You can not deal with that lock or choke by pushing your opponent away. You have to get your *** out of the way.

So, if you are not happy with your life then change what you are doing and stop worrying about changing what others in your life are doing to you. Only you can decide what your life will be.

My teacher was the end of my marriage; his is the mat.  But, many of the lessons are the same.

These lessons are everywhere if we are willing to see them with open eyes, approach them with an open mind, and embrace them with an open heart.

Thank you for sharing!

4 thoughts on “Lessons From the Dojo

  1. I love this. I wrote a post with a similar kind of feeling last week but never posted it.

    I have been pushing against the world or months now and am finally realizing that I need a new approach. Thank you so much for this. I’m going to bookmark this one!

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    Carolyn Hughes says:

    Love the message here. Let it go and move on! Wonderful!

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