Wednesday April 2, 2014
“We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It’s about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives.“
I’ve previously shared that one of the most commented on references in my book is that “Life is simple. This does not mean it is easy.” This quote is consistent with that spirit.
Master teacher and philosopher George Leonard was a source of brilliant, original thought and practices for self-realization. His creations included The Samurai Game, a multi-hour experience that reveals to participants much about our human condition. I believe my former entrepreneurial effort, ARC International, was the first organization to suggest that he license the program and our Trainers were the first to be licensed.
No matter where we are on the journey, it is helpful to remember that sometimes the road is long and filled with obstacles. Mastery includes seeing those challenges in the context of a journey and that the “trip” is as worthwhile as we are willing to make it.
With love and respect,