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Robin Black is a Canadian Mixed Martial Arts commentator, analyst and former musician.
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The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts book cover
The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts
A Graphic Novel
Sean Michael Wilson, Issai Chozanshi - 2006-09-15 (first published in 1727)
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An 18th-century samurai's classic collection of martial arts parables are now available in graphic novel form. The stories, featuring various creatures, may seem whimsical, but offer essential teachings on the fundamental principles of martial arts. Through the samurai's deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales delve into the nature of conflict, the importance of following one's own nature, and the attainment of no-mind. This visually exciting read is a path to self-knowledge and an understanding of life itself.
Robin Black
Recommended reading for an 8 hour flight home. Old perspectives are new again. Enjoy The Hostilities My Friends.      source
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Robert Greene - 2012-11-13
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Discover the power of mastery with this New York Times bestselling book. Drawing on research from previous international bestsellers, the author looks at past and contemporary masters to debunk myths about genius and reveal the secret to greatness. With tools and wisdom gained from the ages, readers will unlock their passions and become masters themselves.
Robin Black
Took @RobertGreene an adult lifetime (and a long book) to even get close to defining it. Wonderful book examining the lives of Masters. Recommend it highly.      source
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Be Water, My Friend
Shannon Lee - 2020-10-06
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Discover the life philosophies of Bruce Lee in "Be Water, My Friend," as told by his daughter Shannon Lee. Through previously untold stories from her father's life and her own journey, Shannon illuminates how martial arts can serve as a metaphor for personal growth and self-actualization. Each chapter brings a lesson from Bruce Lee's teachings, showing how being like water allows us to embody fluidity and naturalness in life, bringing us closer to our essential selves. With Bruce Lee's words as a guide, Shannon encourages readers to pursue their true path and apply these ideas and practices to their everyday lives. "Be Water, My Friend" is an inspirational invitation to see life with new eyes and transform our own lives.
Robin Black
“Life is not a competition. It is a co-creation.” - #ShannonLee Reading ‘Be Water, My Friend’ Shannon’s book on the teachings of her father, @brucelee. Wonderful book. Recommend it highly. #BINK      source
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The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth - 2016-05-03
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Discover the secret to outstanding achievement with "Grit", the instant New York Times bestseller by celebrated researcher and professor, Angela Duckworth. Through eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, Duckworth reveals that talent is not the key to success, but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance. Drawing on insights from history and modern experiments in peak performance, Duckworth shares valuable strategies for cultivating tenacity, triggering lifelong interest and achieving your goals. A personal, insightful and life-changing book about the power of persistence.
Robin Black
Talent x Effort = Skill. Skill x Effort = Accomplishment. SO EFFORT COUNTS TWICE. Paraphrased from GRIT by @angeladuckw. I recommend this book HIGHLY.      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1959)
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Discover how to find meaning in suffering and move forward with renewed purpose by exploring the riveting memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Nazi death camps. In this influential book, based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, the author argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it and find meaning in it through his theory of logotherapy. This book is a must-read for anyone searching for significance in the act of living.
Robin Black
Everyone should read this book. It’s wonderful. One of the great books ever written exists because of one of the worst times in human history. From suffering comes beauty. Enjoy The Hostilities My…      source
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The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
Don Miguel Ruiz - 2001-01-15 (first published in 1997)
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Transform your life with The Four Agreements, a powerful code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom. Discover the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. This New York Times bestseller has sold over 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, and has been translated into 40 languages worldwide. Oprah Winfrey, Deepak Chopra, and other spiritual leaders praise the book's simple yet powerful message, making it a must-read for anyone seeking true happiness and love.
Robin Black
1. It’s kind to take responsibility 4 a mixup. And its liberating. It feels good + it makes others feel good. 2. I need to be impeccable with my words. We all do if we want to make a truthful + positive impact. Great book recommendation: The Four Agreements by @donMiguelRuiz      source