This is the third journey to black belt poster/t-shirt handed in for the 2013 black belt grading coming up in June.
What I like about this t-shirt and with the journey to black belt themes in general is that it allows each candidate to reflect upon where they had started and how far the have come.
It shows them what they have achieved. It gives them a road map per say of where they have traveled.
I think we all can take this exercise to heart and reflect upon our lives and envision where we started and how far we have come. Look back on all the obstacles and challenges we have over come. Take pride in all the accomplishments we have achieved. Look back and smile at all the fun and interesting experiences we have been apart of.
Whenever you feel down and out take a few minutes and look at how far you have gone. Look forward to where you are going to go. Enjoy the now. Enjoy the past. Enjoy the future. Life is a great journey full of ups and downs, and wonders beyond what we can conceive right now. Be grateful that you are living the life you have. And don’t worry about the final destination because we all end up at the same. Focus on your journey and making it great.
Master Jonathan Field