Every Saturday I fast and douce. (doucing means taking a bucket of ice cold water and pouring it over your head to clean the body and spirit. The body responds with a counter heat elevation that kills bad of sick tissue and learning not to feel too sorry for yourself cleans the spirit) This time after the first bucket I wanted another about fifteen minutes after the first and as the first was effective with the warmth spreading through the body the second was fun but without any Mikhail strike effect (with respest and admiration of course) My thoughts are the body as the mind can learn to use fear and make it just another tool in our belt for life. For example just before the second bucket I started to puff breathe in preperation and a calm came over me just like before a real fight.
There is a saying Don’t try to be a great man, just be a man.