Sunday, June 12, 2011

Awareness and Self-Defense

Whether in the dense foliage of the tropical jungle or on the asphalt paved streets of the urban jungle, the first step to survival is AWARENESS. Awareness of what we receive through our eyes and ears and what we perceive through our "sixth sense", the one honed through a lifetime of experience. Whether it is a lioness running down an eland or someone looking to hurt you or steal from you, predators attack from behind, the so-called blind side. While some people seem to be born with eyes behind their heads, or a sensitivity to the barely conscious feeling that all is not well, being alert to anything out of place or out of the ordinary can be learned and most certainly can be improved upon. Every one of us can be attacked and every one of us, no matter how highly trained, can be defeated. But what we should never be is surprised.

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