Knights Of The South Bronx

“Knights of the South Bronx” is a transformational story. In every transformational journey there is this first step when someone makes a move. It’s the moment of stepping into the unknown to accept guidance. In the movie Knights of the South Bronx this moment takes place in the park when Jimmie, whose young life is on the precipice, steps up to the chess board to arrange the pieces even though he does not know how to play the game. He is saying: I want to learn, I want to play the game. Will you teach me master?
Here are a few of the inspirational teachings of the movie:
Teaching One: “The world you are ruling is in your head. Everything starts with how you think.”
Teaching Two: “Imagine!”
Teaching Three: “It’s not about what you have. It’s about the game you play.”
Teaching Four: “A loss is nothing but an opportunity – an opportunity to get better and to learn something new.”
Teaching Five: “You are going to have to find your Ninja, your secret worrier, the one that lives inside your heart. You have to look inside you at that thing that scares you, because inside what scares you is what saves you every time. Find it, have it, let it teach you how to play.”
Teaching Six: “When you get angry, people play you out of a position.”
Teaching Seven: “Some days you wake up just knowing something wonderful will happen. Most of the time it doesn’t, but when it does, it does for real.”

© Aviv Shahar

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