Welcome. I’m JT, and I have what many consider to be some interesting hobbies. Reading, writing, meditation, and the martial arts have quickly become choice activities of leisure. My formal education consists of a bachelors of science, business/engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
Personal Mission Statement:
Be calm, focused, present. Train awareness to benefit mind. Act intelligently and decisively. Live with passion and self-control. Master emotion. Build an interconnected life. Show love. Be grateful for all things. Smile for no reason. Spread positivity and good ideas. Work well with others. Inspire. Lead by example. Be giving. Always lend a hand. Fear not. Stress not. Take control of the moment. Appreciate it fully. Have no regret.
Writing is a good way to reflect on life and mind. Journals have shown psychological benefit in their writers. This blog will serve as mine. Primary topics of interest will include: Science, philosophy, meditation, psychology, martial arts, sports, outdoors, health and fitness.
Ideas are powerful. I’m hoping to pass along some good ones.
I’ve read many great books, developed a fun and unique method for martial arts based fitness training, and studied meditation to immense benefit.
All of this has helped me realize how easy it is to fall into habits of stagnation, both of body and of mind. In the past, these habits have almost certainly contributed to minor degrees of depression, and even fear of living an unfulfilled life.
I now realize that a great deal of life truly begins in the new. Knowledge, pleasure, growth, and excitement are limitless, should we only know where to look. I’ve started making greater effort to embrace life itself as teacher, and actively seek novel experience to further my understanding of it.
I’ve started analyzing my character as objectively as possible. This introspective analysis has proven to be beneficial in a variety of ways. Part of this includes being open to, and even seeking honest criticism.
I know all too well the temptations of coasting. I’ve spent too much of my life going with the flow and enticed by the relative ease in which many choose to live. But, to become the best version of ourselves, we must both discover and forge a path uniquely ours.
The status-quo is always the easiest choice because successfully deviating will require no shortage of creativity, discipline, and dedication. There is nothing wrong with this. But, it would be a horrible tragedy to grow old reflecting on what might have been.
I hope, one day, to know enough to help empower others. But I do not know what my future holds. What I do know is that the only thing that matters, and ever will matter, is this very moment, and what we choose to do with it.
I hope you enjoy my words.