In my past I have wielded the energy of violence unconsciously.
When I realized this, I began to suppress it.
Then I questioned that decision.
Isn’t it appropriate to be violent at times?
What about when man or woman needs my help?
Should I just stand by and pretend I do not know how to defend them?
This inquiry was something that came and went from my mind for a number of years.
One summer at a retreat
One summer at a retreat in Bali with @eliburen a practice of restraint - being held by others and fighting to break free - re-sparked my recognition of the need for me to be violent.
It’s part of me.
It fuels me.
From there, I leaned to embrace this energy in a healthy way.
I returned to the gym, returned to training, and have felt more of myself ever since.
#Quote by David Burns