Showing posts from August, 2014

Live Your Life

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more tim

And ONE Technique to Rule them All...

  Who doesn't want ONE thing to answer all of their woes? In martial arts I hear it all the time, people looking for that ONE technique that will be The Answer to every threat they come across. However this quest is not only isolated to the martial arts world, oh no, this search has been capitalized on and exploited for as long as there has been someone around to believe it.  The ONE may be called by other names, like The Best, The Only, The Greatest or (one of my favorites), The True!       No, I am not going to start a big debate about politics, religion, or martial arts. I just want to make a point on how we often seek simple, black and white answers to life's not so black and white, simple, but not easy reality. People often look for that ONE absolute answer to their questions and when they think they found "IT" they believe that it is their and everyone else's on

Two Wolves

  An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside all of us. One is evil. It is anger, jealous, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth." The boy thought about it and asked, "Grandpa, which wolf will win?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed." ~Author unknown

NYPD Mission: Develop 35,000 Ethical Protectors

  Ethics is the law of right conduct and must be paramount in law enforcement’s mission to protect and serve society. Ethical training initiatives must also be world class for police because of their moral responsibility to communities and the nation. American law enforcement deserves every tool necessary to stand countercultural to a society that at times holds ethical values in contempt. NYPD Commissioner’s Mission William J. Bratton was announced as the NYPD Commissioner on Dec. 5, 2013. During his introduction, Bratton stressed the policing principles of Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850), the father of modern policing. Peel’s principles include: The basic mission of which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder. The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of their actions. Police must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of the law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of th