One thing I’ve wanted to do from the very beginning of Phalanx is to create a site that focuses on the positive. Today more than ever, I believe it is time for us all to try to uplift each other in the face of a system that seems increasingly to want to divide and to drag down.
Life is tough. But with guts and determination, we all possess the power to overcome and mold our own lives for the better, and to help each other. Phalanx isn’t about politics, race, or gender, etc. Instead, our focus is the spirit, and the struggle that every single one of us faces: to overcome and to improve ourselves.
And in that spirit of learning and self-improvement, we’ve always looked at different traditions, from Asian martial arts to Freemasonry, from paganism to modern thinkers such as Camus, and from the Taoism to Islamic theology.
I don’t claim to know everything, but I’ve also endeavored to write from my experience as a practitioner of martial arts, a spiritual practitioner, a writer and an author of three books.
My hope is that, no matter who you are, you will find something in Phalanx to improve your life, and that you will endeavor to help improve the lives of others. If so, you are not just a reader. You are a part of Phalanx.
If you are interested in contributing, please message us. Phalanx will be staying the course, focusing on how we can improve ourselves mentally, physically, and spiritually.
January 31, 2017.