Maria Got Her “Life Belt”
Last night, one of my dearest and oldest students of 25+ years Maria B. came to class and shared a horrifying incident that just happened to her. She was rear ended by a hit and run driver drugged up on crystal meth. The perp sped through a construction zone and smashed into Maria’s car along with several others including a mother and her baby until he drove into a wall several miles up the road.
Based on how Maria performed in class, we all assumed her car was merely scraped until she told us her insurance company totaled it. I asked to see pics of the accident and was shocked by what I saw. The amount of damage Maria received would have sent someone 1/3 her age in the hospital with severe whiplash.
The impact to the rear was so great, that it traveled it ripped the tire off the front driver’s side wheel, pretzeling the rim. Yet, Maria had not a scratch on her or any internal damage. She even tried to rent a car to not miss class afterward but Enterprise wasn’t open on Sundays.
Thank you for helping me put my accident in perspective. Last night’s class was good for me to process. Keeping up with you in dancing that Tango at the end of class took me back some years.
Here are pics from my Toyota Corolla that didn’t make it from the rear end collision with that hit and run driver. Amazingly, I survived the crash without injury, and didn’t need to go to ER afterwards.
Miracle. Lucky. Divine Provenance. Or not my time yet. Life goes on!
Here I am at 65 years old, ever grateful and appreciative of the preciousness and fragility of life after that moment of impact. I had much help from you along the way. I am in much better shape and physical condition now than ever before in my entire life.
Thanks to you and KaizenTao, continual growth and gradual progress was made over the years to transform me from a timid, physically challenged klutz to who I am today.
No Give Up!
With you challenging me to always try new and seemingly impossible tasks that others may take for granted like- rolling, catching a ball, etc. it gradually added up to making this difference.
By allowing me to take classes with many high speed, and highly talented individuals, I had to either sink or swim ( I still wish to learn to swim). I had to keep up with everyone by pulling my share to earn my place in the KaizenTao Crew.
Through your example, stories, life lessons, and teachings, you’ve generously inspired me to become better and stronger. It prepared me to one day walk away from an accident of this magnitude… in one piece and on steady legs.
Life is good. Thank you!
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All my students well know that KaizenTao is not training for that imaginary Boogeyman who may or may not come one day. It is for building a strong, resilient and healthy mind and body with the requisite tools to face life’s travails. Be it a brush with death hit and run, an ambush robbery, family troubles, a nasty divorce, or just down on your luck, KaizenTao helps you to survive it and move onward.
KaizenTao is about preparation, persistence, and minimizing fear. Maria has proven that she’s not only an exemplary KaizenTao student but an inspirational one.
Well done Maria, you’ve finally earned your KaizenTao “Life Belt”!