„When the darkness becomes too powerful, enlightenment helps you more than a flashlight.”
A really good story needs a good narrator. Tobias Raja Fischer is a good story himself and he knows how to tell it. His life resembles a journey whose stages were often difficult and stony and sometimes even seemed hopeless. He grew out of a childhood marked by the chaotic circumstances of his mother’s life and his father’s absence. Changing experiences with foster families eventually led to temporary accommodation in various children’s homes.
To be independent to a high degree at a very early age was by no means the youthful-naive desire for freedom, but rather part of an instinctive survival strategy. The devoted engagement with Far Eastern martial arts has not only helped to channel aggression, reduce stress and manifest a resilient self-esteem, but has also for the first time provided a form of serenity in this restless life, in which conflicts always play a far too large role.
But there is no goal to be found, time does not pass in order to advance a development, it rather conceals a standstill. And suddenly it becomes an incredibly valuable commodity. Time suddenly becomes scarce, and really scarce. A life-threatening disease, without any warning. From the dojo to the intensive care unit. Days between life and death. Just as dramatic as it sounds.
Then the long way back to life. And the even longer way back to a self-determined life, perhaps for the very first time. These experiences are valuable. Sharing them, sharing them becomes the first real calling. A long journey has finally found its end. But first of all it feels like a deserved victory and a moment later already like the starting point of a new exciting passage.