3rd Generation martial artist and raised by nature.
The fight for survival
At my current age, I am in recovery from living in mortal fear. Abuse, neglect and being well below the poverty line had caused enough extreme trauma to last a lifetime. Living in the ghettos and off and on in the streets has given me a different perspective. Again and again I have clawed my way up, fighting to survive. Life is still the same, but now I can see what most can not. I will not give up.
Nature and her teachings
A big part of my childhood was living 20 miles from the nearest town, no indoor plumbing, no telephone and no electricity. I would roam the pristine forests with my horse, dogs, cats, ducks and pigs. We were siblings and the forest our mother. Then the chainsaws came, not only clear cutting 1000+ acres but cutting right up to the fence line of our property. The stream stopped running. My friends, the bear, mountain lion, deer and birds all disappeared. Even the horses refused to explore the destruction with me. My whole life turned upside down. At age 13 I understood that there are plenty of brainwashed and weak humans following blindly, slaves to capitalism and greed of their masters.
Martial arts and Asia
Both my father and his father practiced Jujitsu. My dad passed a lot of the ethics and disapline to me. When I learned that the ethics in yoga go together with martial arts ethics it was easy to keep a disaplined practice all these years. Living in China has helped in a lot of ways, two of them being the ability to have a daily practice while living a simple life and to study a sword form of martial arts and then move into studying a local martial healing arts. It's been 17 years in Asia
Institutions who force their biased opinions down the throat of the masses as fact is ethically wrong! I came equipped with a brain. Around the age 15 I did my own research on the First Nation tribes. I brought my contradictory research to the 'history' teacher's attention. I was immediately suspended from school. This action spurred me to educate myself. The education the organized institutions forced down the throats of young adults was well below my intelligence. Plus it was all lies. I did not get disheartened. I went straight to University and studied anthropology and psychology. I continue my studies to this day. If there is something I don't know, then I go and learn it myself. Comparing yogic sciences and quantum physics is the current fun ride.
All beings are conscious
My feathered, scaled and furred siblings taught me early on how to communicate with them without words. By using a one pointed focus I am able to catch their picture images that they are projecting and send them the same from my heart center. When I am on an adventure somewhere in the world every time a pack of wild dogs befriend me. It's a phenomenon! I have witnesses of this situation. The dog will run up asking for me to lead them, play or run with the pack. I comply. One of the times I lived in India, a pack of 8 protected me from humans for 6 months while I lived outside in the elements. Truly amazing!
Everyday ask yourself: How can I be a better person?