By Steve DeMasco

Half inspirational memoir, half no-holds-barred survival advisor, THE SHAOLIN manner is the culminated studying of Steve DeMasco. The Shaolin scuffling with priests have been born approximately 2,500 years in the past in an old Buddhist temple in China. easy farmers and worshipers who have been regularly preyed upon by means of bandits and underhanded rulers, they built a martial arts type to guard themselves, in addition to a philosophy approximately existence and residing that also respected to at the present time. within the SHAOLIN method, Steve makes use of inspirational tales from his personal lifestyles to demonstrate 10 very important ideas of person progress - like casting off Ego, studying to lose keep watch over, no longer being a sufferer and the ability of self esteem - to turn out that daily humans can conquer their very own demons - now not with fancy kung-fu kicks, yet with the attitude of the traditional Shaolin combating clergymen, who attempt for enlightenment on a daily basis, and who've turn into an notion during the international. Steve DeMasco has considering long gone directly to turn into a profitable lecturer, author, and teacher. His ardour and exuberance is exceptional. He speaks to rape sufferers, childrens in schools and faculties and has all through his occupation acquired accolades and nice costs from every body he is come into touch with, together with former President invoice Clinton.

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Many times it took so long to hitchhike home that we would get only three hours’ sleep, then have to get up and start hitching to work again. On Saturday nights, we’d pull a midnight shift at his father’s doughnut shop back in Brockton. m. in our bed without having a shower. There we’d be, two dirty, nasty-smelling, greasy kids curled up together in our twin bed, powdered sugar, flour, and sprinkles under our nails, in our eyelashes, and stuck to our backs. We were living to die, pretty much, but we had no idea.

I had been what I considered to be disciplined, working very hard to complete tasks during the project to see it to completion. I have never forgotten his response. ” Then he was quiet. What he meant was, a lot of people work hard, but not as many of them are successful. I was active, but I was not accomplishing what I needed to. Thus, “activity” in my case meant going through the motions of doing something, as I did with my failed business effort. Accomplishment would have meant getting the job done.

However, I know that if one of them died, I would still have two other children and a wife who would need my love and support, and knowing this, I would force myself to take the focus off how much pain and sadness I was feeling, and focus instead on taking care of my family. Even if I didn’t have other children, I would need to direct my focus toward loving and supporting my wife through the terrible process of losing the child. If I had neither a wife nor other children, I would force myself to focus on taking up a cause, perhaps working for a charity dedicated to whatever my child had suffered from, so that I might spend a lot of my remaining life fighting to help others who had the same illness.

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