The following ten universal laws are from one of my favorite books, Awakening the Warrior Within, by Dawn Callan.
I think they’re always great to keep in mind as we reflect on our performance for 2016 and prepare for a new year ahead.
The universal laws are as follows…
Stay in the present. It’s the only place anything real is happening.
This is your life, take it back. Either you get to own it or you get to blame someone or something else for it. Choose.
It takes you out of the present and lets you abdicate responsibility.
Don’t Take Any Abuse.
It’s very bad for one’s self esteem to take any abuse. Stand up to your tyrants, both internal and external. The cost is too great not to.
Do It Anyway.
Hard choices temper our strength and our integrity; they make the difference between a life of excellence and a life of mediocrity.
Look at what stops you, at what makes you give up. That is the edge between becoming a victim or a warrior.
Keep Your Agreements.
A warrior is only as good as his or her word. The way we build self-trust and trust in others is by making and keeping agreements.
Keep Your Sense of Humor.
Otherwise what’s the point? Humor helps us stretch beyond our own limits and ourselves.
Love One Another.
Otherwise where’s the meaning? It’s the way we remember we’re not along in the universe.
Honor Your Connection to the Source.
There is a force in the universe, greater than ourselves that creates us, provides for us, cares for us, guides us. and loves us.
It speaks to us from within.
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Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.
Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.
Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars.
Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.