Another factor in clear mindedness is being honest with yourself. If every moment on the mat was pure Black Belt bliss I wouldn’t write about chilling out an enjoying myself.
I get confused, prideful, butt-hurt, overly-aggressive and frustrated like everyone else, I just don’t make a big deal of it. On the contrary, I try to admit it as soon as it happens and it’s usually funny.
Something that probably marked my progression as a writer was the fact that I used to go back and delete some old posts written in a less than positive frame of mind out of fear of how I came across (jeffwassom.wordpress.com). That’s maybe good for a politician but sh*t for some trying to pass words off as writing.
Love shines it’s light on all, Good, Bad, and Ugly: