6 Minutes Wrestling With Life

Every Breath Is Gold

Book 1
JohnA Passaro
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They call it "The Greatest Sport on Earth" for a reason. 
It just took me 26 years to figure out why.
 
If you live long enough, life will throw you to your back. 
And when it does, you're much better off if you've wrestled. 
You learn later in life how vital the disciplines of wrestling are, especially against a seemingly insurmountable opponent in a disease or illness. 
Twenty-six years ago, my goal and mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship. 
I committed myself to a lifestyle and made the sacrifices. 

I put in the time. I had the hunger, the desire, and the determination, but I came up short. 
For many years after I graduated it seemed like I got nothing out of my six years of total dedication to the sport; that the trade-off of what I gave and what I got in return to this sport was way out of whack. 
I hated wrestling for it. 
Until I had adversity in my life.
And slowly but surely, I started realizing how much the sport of wrestling has given back to me.
Much more than I ever knew.

"6 Minutes Wrestling with Life" is much more than a wrestling book.
It is a book on life, love, loss and belief.
Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think.
You will never look at life the same way again.

Every Breath Is Gold Memoir Series 
6 Minutes Wrestling with Life - Book 1
Again - Book 2
Your Soul Knows - Book 3
Synchronicity - To be released December 2017
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About the author

Since becoming an involuntary member of the "Life-Changing Events Club" in 2009, I have viewed life with a new perspective ever since. 

I believe in life's ordinary events there is extraordinary meaning.

I believe within our lives there are many life lessons which, when applied, can vastly prepare us for what is to come in our lives.

I believe everything we do and everything that happens to us in our life - happen for a reason.

I know the reason may take many years to come to the surface. 

But it most certainly will. 

And, if you are paying attention you will realize the magnificence of how the universe works.

JohnA Passaro

Website: http://www.johnapassaroblog.com

facebook - www.facebook.com/john.passaro.50/

twitter - @johnapassaro

email - johnapassaro@icloud.com

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Jun 18, 2015
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Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think. There is a club in this world you do not join knowingly.
One day you are just a member.
It is “The Life-Changing Events Club.”
The fee to join the club is hurt beyond belief, payable in full, up front, for a lifetime membership.
The benefit of the club is a newfound perspective on life, and a deep understanding that you may not be happy about your current situation, but you can be happy in your current situation.
The club does not provide a directory of its members, but when you look into a member’s eye, you can tell that they, too, are part of the club.
Members are allowed to exchange brief eye contact that says, “I didn’t know.” Being a member of this club is the last thing anyone intentionally wants in their life.
Being a member of this club is the best thing that ever happens to a person in their life, and there is not a person who would ever give up their membership. If you really look and know what you are looking for, you can spot the club’s members. They are the ones who perform a random act of kindness; people who do something for someone who can never repay them.
They are the people spreading joy and optimism and lifting people’s spirits even when their own heart has been broken.
I have paid my dues.
My lifetime membership arrived today.
Not by mail, but by a deep inner feeling I cannot describe.
It is the best club I never wanted to be part of.
But I am – for life.
Here is my story.
Twenty-six years ago, my mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship.
I committed myself to a lifestyle, I made the sacrifices, I put in the time, I starved myself, I even shaved my head.
I had the hunger, the desire, and the determination, but I came up short. 
For many years, after I graduated it seemed like I got nothing out of my six years of total dedication to the sport. That the trade-off of what I gave and what I got in return to this sport was way out of whack.
I hated wrestling for it.
To put every ounce of your soul into achieving something and to get nothing out of it in return was beyond my comprehension and I just could not justify it in my head.

Until I had adversity in my life.

And slowly but surely, I started realizing how much the sport of wrestling actually has given back to me.
Much more than I ever knew.

Every Breath is Gold is much more than a wrestling book.
It is an inspirational book on life, love, loss and belief.

You will never look at life the same way again.

Every Breath Is Gold Trilogy - includes:
* 6 Minutes Wrestling With Life (Book 1)
* Again (Book 2)
* Your Soul Knows (Book 3)
We spend 8 hours a day, for 10 months a year, for nearly 17 years, sending our kids to school to prepare them for life.

In all of that time, there is never a course on sacrifice, on goal setting, on perseverance, on overcoming adversity, on being a great teammate.

I guess that is what the sport of WRESTLING Is for.

One of the greatest assets in my life, other than my family and friends has been the sport of wrestling.

It has made me into the person I am today.

A person who can handle whatever adversity life throws at me.

The disciplines of wrestling are impactful on a young athlete’s life.

At first, one wrestles to win championships.

Then, after many years, one realizes it wasn’t the pursuit of championships what wrestling was all about – the sport of wrestling is about preparing one for life.

I owe a great deal to this sport, that is why I write about it passionately.

I have written about the sport in my memoirs, “6 Minutes Wrestling with Life,” “Again,” and “Your Soul Knows,” and I continue to write about it in my blog www.johnpassaroblog.com

This book is a compilation of all my writing on this great sport.

The book is designed to be read like each chapter is a short story, separate from one another.  Chapters can be read in order or randomly, that is your preference.

Some stories are excerpts from my blog, while others are from my memoirs.

I felt it was necessary to compile all my writing of this great sport under one cover.

The chapters that are excerpts of my other books have been slightly edited to preserve the integrity of the story they come from.

I hope you enjoy reading Wrestling Writing, as much as I have enjoyed living it.

JohnA  


Get ready to laugh, cry, smile and think. There is a club in this world you do not join knowingly.
One day you are just a member.
It is “The Life-Changing Events Club.”
The fee to join the club is hurt beyond belief, payable in full, up front, for a lifetime membership.
The benefit of the club is a newfound perspective on life, and a deep understanding that you may not be happy about your current situation, but you can be happy in your current situation.
The club does not provide a directory of its members, but when you look into a member’s eye, you can tell that they, too, are part of the club.
Members are allowed to exchange brief eye contact that says, “I didn’t know.” Being a member of this club is the last thing anyone intentionally wants in their life.
Being a member of this club is the best thing that ever happens to a person in their life, and there is not a person who would ever give up their membership. If you really look and know what you are looking for, you can spot the club’s members. They are the ones who perform a random act of kindness; people who do something for someone who can never repay them.
They are the people spreading joy and optimism and lifting people’s spirits even when their own heart has been broken.
I have paid my dues.
My lifetime membership arrived today.
Not by mail, but by a deep inner feeling I cannot describe.
It is the best club I never wanted to be part of.
But I am – for life.
Here is my story.
Twenty-six years ago, my mission in life was to win a New York State Wrestling Championship.
I committed myself to a lifestyle, I made the sacrifices, I put in the time, I starved myself, I even shaved my head.
I had the hunger, the desire, and the determination, but I came up short. 
For many years, after I graduated it seemed like I got nothing out of my six years of total dedication to the sport. That the trade-off of what I gave and what I got in return to this sport was way out of whack.
I hated wrestling for it.
To put every ounce of your soul into achieving something and to get nothing out of it in return was beyond my comprehension and I just could not justify it in my head.

Until I had adversity in my life.

And slowly but surely, I started realizing how much the sport of wrestling actually has given back to me.
Much more than I ever knew.

Every Breath is Gold is much more than a wrestling book.
It is an inspirational book on life, love, loss and belief.

You will never look at life the same way again.

Every Breath Is Gold Trilogy - includes:
* 6 Minutes Wrestling With Life (Book 1)
* Again (Book 2)
* Your Soul Knows (Book 3)
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