The Obstacle is the Way 3

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. (Marcus Aurelius)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Why did you have The Obstacle is the Way tattooed on your left forearm?”

“This has become the central idea of my life. I find it unbelievably beautiful, and profound.

I want to have it always foremost on my mind, as a guide for action and thought. Having it tattooed is a strategy for achieving just that. You could call it ‘persistent-priming‘.

It’s a memento, 
a constant reminder that,

without obstacles, there is no game,
without obstacles, there is no growth,
without obstacles, we wither away and die before our time.

It’s a constant reminder

to always move TOWARDS obstacles, 
and use them as FUEL for my Inner Fire,

to APPRECIATE each and every one of them,
for the beautiful opportunities that they are,
for making me STRONGER, in mind and body,
for helping me mobilize my resources,
for opening up creative possibilities,

and, when none are in sight,

to CREATE them.



About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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