Paradoxical Intention

By Craig Weller / December 6, 2021 / 1 Comment

SOF selection requires that you develop a close relationship with pain.  This doesn’t just mean lots of dramatic grimacing for the camera. Eventually, successful experiences teach you that pain can be just a signpost along a familiar path. It tells you something about where you are, but it’s not a stop sign or even a […]

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Pain and Fatigue

By Craig Weller / November 8, 2021 / 0 Comments

Take away your opinion, and then there is taken away the complaint, “I have been harmed.” Take away the complaint, “I have been harmed,” and the harm is taken away. Marcus Aurelius, 121 AD – 180 AD The common – and outdated – view of pain and fatigue is through what is called a “Cartesian” […]

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