What have you lost? Have you lost a job, a home, a friend or a limb? Have you lost a marriage or a brother or a father or your spirit to live? Have you lost your goals, your purpose, your self respect? Have you lost your way?
We sometimes feel useless. We are a blade of broken steel or a heap of broken stone; once useful, once powerful, once durable and able to withstand any blow and we felt that way until everything fell apart.
Everything can become whole again. Every sword can be reforged, every wall can be remade, every man can be reborn.
We who have been hurled back, and back, and back again must propel ourselves forward by any method we can. Rise up from darkened exile. Falter, halt, yet take heart.
Hope is not a place over there, but can be inside of you. Clamber upon the highest ramparts of this earth and recall the things you’ve heard and seen: the view of mist over a forest lake, the sound upon sea harbors when ocean waves break, fireflies rising in hot summer night, the giddy thrush’s song at first light. The trembling breath of lovers, the shouts of men at war, the glory of the stars, thunderous waterfall upon rock and the brilliance of making your first silver dollar. Red eyed sunset over soaring hills, the sunken depths you plumbed and the unplowed fallows you’ve run and the sterile fact after fact after fact that illuminates how you have life… Let the memories of old ghosts die. Our spirit is poor but we are free to choose the pattern of our life and the paths of this vast earth and every towering summit we’ll climb.”
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This art represents the contemplative eternal champion and his incredible rebirth. He is an introspective man, and also a deliberate man when he is a man of action. He is not a perfect man. He has suffered a lot of pain. He knows sorrow due to the righteous things that he accomplished. He knows what was in the past, what he is now and what he will soon become in order to do. He knows his purpose. He understands that all humanity is united in some way and so he must fight to save the world from evil. He looks out to the horizon as he connects with the universe filled with warriors such as him from the past, present, and the future. He hopefully waits on new challenges, yearns for new struggles and battles. His challenges are without end or beginning. He conquers his fears and runs towards the din of war.
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Spotter Up Tactical provides credible and applicable information in support of individuals becoming the best Chessmen they can be. A Chessman is an expert strategist, who trains rigorously, and can take action(s) to bypass threats. Becoming tactically sound in anything worthwhile requires sacrifice, discipline and a long-term plan.
Spotter Up believes in finding solutions to problems. ‘Find a Way or Make One’. Excuses are never made.
About the Logo
A spotter is trained to look for things. In our Spotter Up logo, our Spotter is the omniscient strategist who looks at problems through a lens of opportunity. He sits atop his tower and holds command over the 360 degrees around him, as represented by the eight arrows, (six in view) in our black and white circular logo. From his line of sight, he can see around, above, below and beyond a problem. He isn’t stuck using the same movements, as a rook chess piece would do, because he breaks the rules when the rules plainly don’t make sense. He capably navigates himself around threats, and can go anywhere.
A Spotter is the known as the consummate Chessman. He identifies issues, gathers information on the threats, devises a plan, and executes it successfully. In heraldry, the skull represents victory of life over death, and our spotter tower is a fortress that is a testament to his ability. Sometimes success is achieved by looking inside rather than beyond, and it is gained by listening to what you ‘know’. He is the sentinel that watches over others, himself, and learns in order that he can point the way out of danger.
AUT INVENIUM VIAM AUT FACIAM-I will either find a way or I will make one.
Legend has it that the military commander Hannibal said this to his generals after they told him it was impossible to cross the Alps on elephants.
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Spotterup promotes the idea of the classical “whole” man found in ancient texts. For our modern day he is the GUNFIGHTER, WRITER, WILDMAN, MONK: Man of Action, Man of Intellect, Man of Emotion, Man of Spirit. This shirt is part of our MONK series. Expect to see many more designs under this archetype.
Consider the Athenian ideal of a balanced education. From the book Greek Realities: Life and Thought in Ancient Greece, By Finley Hooper “They could play some flute but should not neglect wrestling.” They avoided the excesses of life. They might focus on music or philosophy but spent enough time so that their bodies did not become soft.”
*Men will find themselves judged, cursed and crushed for their intelligence and honesty in a world of declining values, declining manliness, declining desires of achieving a worthy place in the world. Hell, even a dull hell awaits men without courage and a vision, or the objectivity to stand back and understand what he must pursue. Critics will attempt to publicly injure risk takers and will ask how dare we. Men should never stop trying to become fully developed persons. Attempting to truly live means men will also experience tremendous shocks to the soul, shocks that wound us severely. The delicate instrument of love will close off some of our injuries from further insult but we must have enough bravery to see the operation through, and then we must have enough courage to pursue the path of being alive! Wandering, questioning, doubting, unbelieving and believing, coming, going, dying and growing. We must never stop.”~Michael Kurcina