I am still skeptical. But I keep trying. Although you are part of a class, the study of martial arts is often solitary. I like the idea that meditation helps keep us open to those connections we might otherwise miss.
There will be celebrating in my town this morning: high fives over cubicle walls, pats on the back in the break room, strangers making conversation on elevators, and Super Bowl party plans put in motion.
There is something attractive in that communal feeling of victory, that coming together and being a part of something large. Celebration is permitted. It’s much harder to rejoice about individual victories. Not so many people care or want to hear about it.
Think about something good you’ve done. The time frame’s flexible and size immaterial.
And count that as another victory.