I see art as a tangible, material vehicle for expanding the mind.
After enjoying a pleasant day off yesterday, something I became conscious of was a tendency in the past to beat myself up around Jiu-Jitsu.
Going back to art, if there’s such a thing as mind expansion receptors in the brain, beating oneself up would effectively clog and nullify their operative potency.
Related to the above, something wise I once read was Pride feels great, but the problem is since it’s ego based, it slips down into anger quickly. On the other hand, feelings like that are more being based like Serenity are much less easier to stir.
Have fun, train, and be simple. That is all. =)