Quote from Joe Hyams, Zen in the Martial Arts

A dojo is a miniature cosmos where we make contact with ourselves – our fears, anxieties, reactions, and habits. It is an arena of confined conflict where we confront an opponent who is not an opponent but rather a partner engaged in helping us understand ourselves more fully. It is a place where we can learn a great deal in a short time about who we are and how we react in the world. The conflicts that take place inside the dojo help us handle conflicts that take place outside. The total concentration and discipline required to study martial arts carries over to daily life. The activity in the dojo calls on us to constantly attempt new things, so it is also a source of learning – in Zen terminology, a source of self-enlightenment. — Joe Hyams, Zen in the Martial Arts

Found this quote reading The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber and struck me as he related running a small business to being in a dojo. Being an aspiring entrepreneur and martial artist, just struck me as a be

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