I bought The Daily Stoic: 365 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living for myself as a New Year’s present and for, you know, education. I’m really enjoying reading it because I see applications everywhere–work, traffic, when kids fight over who owns which pillow, etc. What I like most about this book is that it takes me less than a minute to consume each day’s passage, and the concepts are simple enough that I can read them to the kids at bedtime as well, and they get it.
Yeah…kind of brainwashing them.
Of course, stoicism applies to jiu jitsu as well. The last paragraph of today’s entry was especially applicable.
Remember that the tools and aims of our training are unaffected by the turbulence of the moment. Stop. Regain your composure. It’s waiting for you.