At brown belt we try to instill in our students that we are not defined by our temperaments. Each one of us is different but we must strive to bring balance to ourselves. We must work to find equilibrium. Our inherent temperaments blind us to the views of others, making compassion impossible. We must open each of our channels in order to have the clarity to understand the views of others.
Life is filled with temptation and false fixes. We must always evaluate our motivations before acting. We must be in tune with ourselves. Wisdom is never making a decision out of desperation or fear.