Several years ago my Sensei retired and I never found a teacher to replace him, in effect I didn’t get back up.
Martial arts had been a driving philosophy throughout my life and without it I lost something. Or maybe I just forgot my governing principles.
Recently I lost my job. Reasons aside I have been metaphorically on the mat, on my back and bloodied by my opponent but now it is time to get back up one more time than my opponent.