By Zochi Hmmm, the state of things have change. Many of us are uncertain and have some level of anxiety about what will happen next. The world as we once knew it has changed. Yet, this is nothing new for the warrior who lives within us. Is it not uncertainty and change the very thing we train for on the floor? Let’s take a breath, be still, listen from the inside out, and allow the insanity around us to move to the background for a few moments. Find your Center! Do not allow your senses to be dulled. After all of you have been hit and found yourself facing the odds many times in your trainings. Our best expression of life, comes out of our acceptance of our death. In doing so we live life well in each and every unfolding moment. Those of us who have a sincere practice, those of us who strive to protect and heal ourselves and others, this is our time. Use what you know to support yourself, community, and love ones. As I have repeated many times the teachings of my teachers “what we do in class is only training, what we do out into the world is our practice” so embody your practice. Support your community and lifestyle more than ever before. Be calm and help others do the same. For it is said, “to the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders” Change is a constant – adapt, thrive, and overcome the adversity that stands before us. There will always be light at the other end of the tunnel.