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How to Thrive in the Battle of Life

Claire Regina Fox | 11:48


It is no more possible to make life easy than it is to grow a herb of immortality. In many ways, life is a battle, a battle against our self destructive tendencies, our weaknesses and fears. A battle against our mortal nature in the limits of time, a battle against bad habits and people who try to pull us down. And depending on the period of history in which we live, a battle for our freedom against enslavement by tyrants, but less to this conception of life brings us down, we should also recognize that full participation in the Battle of life is what produces meaning and fulfillment. 

For his young notes. Life is hard. There is nothing that can be done about this. But we can choose how we face up to the Battle of life and depending on our chosen approach, the hard life can become a good life. In this video, we will explore how to achieve this ultimate of feats. To prepare for battle, knowledge of the conditions is essential. And in the Battle of life, the defining feature is change. The state of the outer world, the inner world of our psyche, and the interaction between the two are forever in flux.

The process of aging slowly alters how we experience life and death forever changes the set of people who populate our world. What is more, life is punctuated by the unforeseen and unpredictable cruel twists of fate and remarkable opportunities radically in sometimes rapidly rupture the entire fabric of our being. And so as life is defined by change, successful navigation of the Battle of life requires, above all else the ability to adapt, or as the great military strategist Sun Tzu wrote, water shapes its course according to the nature of the ground over which it flows, the soldier works out his victory in relation to the foe whom he is facing. Therefore, just as water retains no constant shape, so in warfare, there are no constant conditions, he who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, maybe called a heaven born captain.

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