Muay Thai is a combat sport that finds its origin in a noble art with antique traditions… MUAY literally means “combat” and it derives from the Sanskrit (original Hindu language) word “Mavya” which literally means “unite together”. While the word THAI is an adjective of the thai nation, its meaning is “free people”.
Fighting for your life is equal parts mental sorcery as it is physical. Putting the appropriate ‘who-do’ into whatever flavor of voodoo that grooves you is the crucial clue to cueing your mortal maestro. Life is invariably throwing its weight around us. Like the beefy hunk of man, prancing through the oblivious toddlers at the shoreline, all could become a frowzled snafu if a certain high tide strides too closely. I groove on analogies to aggrandize the deliverance of my vital rewards. Rapt around the notion of applying ancient carnal technique where unity and freedom meet conflict to everyday individual warfare seemed an anti-aging device in the least. Ergo, a Muay Thai mantra swift-kicked its aesthetically pleasing roundhouse way into my mentality. I firmly believe the skills of a gallant crusader in human-to-human contact matter as much in their state of consciousness as in their trained limbs.
How long should you try? Until. ~Jim Rohn
Letting ourselves be led along or hanging out in front leading our way can feel easy. Still, a problem or person strikes us so hard we’re suddenly spun sideways. The ultimate goal is dodging a complete knockout. How you respond to those gut punches and earthly jabs determines more than your resolve. Knowing why to maneuver the interludes that put us in pause encourages that we punch back into most flawless performance. There may be multiple intermissions, but the show is always ready to go on. When we’re emotionally prepared we can see any scrambles eye-to-eye without totally backing away. Fending off versus falling out entirely gives us exactly what we often need to remember to look for in order to have the happy hook. Herein, we dominate any bullying by building breathers instead of passing out. Being the boss of your pugnacious lapses can turn a lull into a lullaby. Free your mind ~ Free your will. The more free people we have the more freedom we all can feel. Create calm and you will courageously carry on.
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. ~Louis Pasteur
When life throws up on you and you have to figure a way out we often flail a good bit. No one’s invented personal exterminators yet. (Though I bet a few self-help sheep think their guru is one. And it would be cool if we could call in someone else to right all our wrongs in lieu of effort from the inside out.) We have to sort our own work. Got a big bugs issue ~ too many things bugging you (like the maddening animals lurking around your home)? Are you daring to dream you can buy the farm you always wanted, but you need to ditch the douchebag first? Considering selling your kids… toys to cover rent? You heard that stripping at Mar Largo pays well (in cash, except not so much mentally)? Mustering through tons of grime it’s hard to locate the shiny purity. You lust for the (seeming) secrecy of your body’s empowerment button. Exercising your demonic dispositions through adamant character muscle memory is the most effective persistent poison to defeat dejections. Sometimes slowing down your thoughts generates the reasoning to develop the action to build the win.
You may see me struggle but you’ll never see me quit. ~Unknown
Your marriage is a shitshow, while you’re strangling yourself to keep it alive. An absurd number of USA shootings leaves you seriously plotting for that move to France (where, in the least, your French language proficiency will finally come in regular use). Dating apps in your town seem to have only procured more potential STD opportunities in contrast to commitment, so maybe those far-reaching travel plans have more than one personal message they’ve been advocating in your defense all along. Waking to walking the fine line from wussy to warrior is exactly why I’ve made the study of Muay Thai a psychological motto. It’s noted repeatedly that most martial artists agree it’s the most powerful of its worldly kind. With Muay Thai knowledge one becomes equipped to use the ‘innocence’ of their entire body in all its forceful glory. Who wouldn’t wish to unlock such potential to grapple the gremlins of ill-fated instances to the floor beneath them? Staring down at your troubles provides the perspective needed to conquer.
Every master was once a disaster. ~David T.S. Wood
You can never have too much ‘Muay’ in your Muay Thai mantraing. I gathered with old friends in the lap of Appalachian Blue Ridge Mountain Trinity Haven Farm luxury. The capability for immense charms of change was my cherished outcome. To see a splendid soul rise from angst to awesome is one of vitality’s most substantial gratuities. Then we popped over to a hipster afternoon hangout for another old school convening. The ease of this friend’s wedded coupling moves my inspiration to a new high every time. This primal purpose theme: Finding a good friend to be your life partner, as well as settling into whatever personal pace suits your sensibilities. Each reminding me of the integrity of seeking harmony in the midst of ample global discords. When we focus on what we offer specifically, with aims to combine a healthy rapport where able and equally battle deftly, therein success prevails more eagerly. We are accurately searching to impact solidarity of everything we’ve got within us to favorably influence anything external with which we come into connection. Herein, we’re called to fuse all the negative competition with mass access to our positive to produce a stronger outcome. I call this quality of existence by another connotation. Managing our ‘Muay’ makes any mediocre mixture of a living moment take the form of an exquisite dish.
You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up. ~Babe Ruth
Be the invincible champion of your life.