The Philosophy of the Obstacle
The Obstacle is the Way
The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. (Marcus Aurelius)
For me, Parkour is the Philosophy of the Obstacle, which is grounded in ancient Stoic wisdom.
I see the Obstacle as fundamental for Self-Actualization. Not just as something to overcome. But as something to joyfully and playfully embrace, and endlessly seek out.
I see the Obstacle as a Gift, as something to be profoundly grateful for.
Not just the Outer Obstacle, but, more importantly, the Inner Obstacle.
Not just the Macro Obstacle, but, more importantly, the Micro Obstacle.
Your relationship with the Obstacle shapes your destiny.