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Emerge victorious; never f*cking quit

January 05, 2019

Emerge victorious; never f*cking quit

Over the years, I’ve been asked many times, what is the “one thing” that separates a successful pararescue / special operations candidate from someone who quits
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My answer has always been the same
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It’s not about being the strongest, the fastest, or the luckiest
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It is the ability to find peace in extreme discomfort
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To persevere and endure the fuckery, no matter how overwhelming it may be
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Peace is an incredibly subjective term and state of mind
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Only the individual knows his/her perception of inner peace
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But, if they can go there, despite the compounding bullshit, they will emerge victorious
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As a PJ, I found myself in remarkable states of discomfort
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But my training and continued practice kept my edge sharp, my focus dialed, and my mind clear
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This is the essence of a powerful yoga practice
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We subject ourselves to relative discomfort, through movement, breath control, and/or stillness
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In this discomfort, we find the nooks and crannies of our consciousness that we can find refuge in
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If we are patient and practiced, we can take this yoga shit off the mat; to weather a special operations selection course and career, or to endure everyday life with grace and purpose
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The practice is extremely personal; a ‘teacher’ is merely a guide
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It’s up to us as individuals to explore our depths, our obstacles, our perception of discomfort, and from those dark spaces, to breathe in the ease and light
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Push yourself
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Subject yourself to the elements, control your breath, explore the intensity of a difficult and strong yoga practice, sweat, cry, breathe, and explore
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Emerge victorious; never fucking quit



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