above, my vlog today on the mental hurdles of fighting frequently, and choosing your suffering
Today’s vlog is a little walk down my apartment street. It’s mostly about my mental state facing a fight only a few days after a significant loss, and a now two consecutive losses in a row. When you fight like this a long losing streak can be compressed into just a few weeks, and entering into another fight involves coming off that difficult energy. This is about the turnaround and that mental hill you have to climb when you’ve been fighting like this for years.
Quotes on the Importance of Suffering
Therefore, as we train ourselves in the art of joy, it is equally important to also learn suffering. The meditator who learns joy without learning suffering is like the fighter who learns to attack without learning to defend—her training is grossly incomplete.
Learn to sustain the pain you’ve chosen. When you choose a new value, you are choosing to introduce a new form of pain into your life. Relish it. Savor it. Welcome it with open arms. Then act despite it.