Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Knight in Shining Armor

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Knight in Shining Armor

What is a Knight in Shining Armor

I wasn’t feeling like anyone’s knight in shining armor

“I was whining about the various ailments and injuries that have accrued over a lifetime spent in the military – I told this to my God daughter and wife over dinner. I am a beat up old soldier and certainly “no knight in shining armor”…she and my wife both smiled and we continued eating dinner…the politics of the day had me in a mood…I was home, safe, warm, and eating dinner with my family.

Anyway – True, sent me this – It dawned on me just how lucky and honored I am to have such smart women looking out for me…and keeping me grounded.

There is a Japanese phrase “OSU” which is essentially a Zen concept re-emphasizing that to be “here and now” in this moment are important concepts that allow us to be at peace. I knew this lesson and had forgotten…reminders are present everyday – as to how lucky I truly am.

“Sometimes the student becomes the teacher”


Dane Harden

About Dane Harden

Dane Harden has written 14 article(s) on World Wide Dojo - Home.

Colonel Harden has trained in the martial arts since 1969. He is also a medical professional and an Army Veteran with numerous combat deployments. He holds numerous Black belt ratings and instructor certifications in Tae kwon do, Yoshinkan Aikido, and Goshindo sword. He is a member of the Senior Mentors Black Belt Board of Directors with the Joe Lewis fighting System, a Chudokai Aikido Federation International Instructor, USA Olympic Tae Kwon Do member, and a Goshindo Sword and Chanbara Association Instructor. Sensei Harden owns and operates Western Masters Martial Arts, Inc. with locations in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

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