Martial arts teach the benefits of yielding when attacked. When force isn’t met with force, opponents have nothing to push against and will topple from their own momentum. When our egos get threatened in relationships, we sometimes slip into relating to our loved ones as opponents. Thinking like a martial artist can help shift our reaction from opposing to yielding. Refraining from a (temporarily satisfying) counter-attack not only helps dissipate the friction and facilitate a faster resolution, it gives us a chance to go within and feel our feelings, the best way to heal any grievance.


Jarl and Steve