"When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money… That’s a very limited life.
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again."
"The martial arts first teach students how to fall because they will inevitably be knocked down. They must learn to do so without irreparable injury. We need to learn to fall without breaking, with grace, with humility and with gratitude for what we find “down there.” We discover our own poverty, our own fallibility, our own desperate need for God’s grace, and in the process, a new found compassion for the flaws of others. Never look at someone’s fall and think “never me.” If they fall different from you know that it was not your strength or smarts, but God’s infinite protection that spared you their sin. So when you fall, learn to fall with dignity, never into despair. Our deen began with a graceful fall. Adam’s wasn’t a fall into darkness. It opened forgiveness, humility and return. This is how a believer should fall."