While waiting for dinner, anytime I have a few minutes to kill really, I meditate. Tonight I happened to be downtown where there was an odd amount of evening hustle and bustle for a Thursday.
As I’m sitting, breathing and realizing how much easier it’s become to be in tune with my core at a moments notice, one truth spoke volumes with a whisper.
“Meditate. Not for the sake of anyone. Fear not the thought of others, for their judgement is more a reflection on them than it is on you.
“Expand the self, but at the same time lose the self.”
My martial art is Jeet Kune Do. It’s not simply a matter of learning to punch and kick fast or block and parry fast but deeper than that. It’s about learning how to unleash your full truth and perhaps most difficult of all, accepting it. Not only in the matter of the past and future but most importantly in this present moment.
“‘To desire’ is attachment. ‘To desire not to desire’ is also attachment. To be unattached then, means to be free at once from both statements, positive and negative. This is to be simultaneously both ‘yes’ and ‘no,’ which is intellectually absurd. However, not in Zen.” -Bruce Lee
“Nirvana is to be consciously unconscious or unconsciously conscious. That is its secret. The act is so direct and immediate that intellectualization finds no room to insert itself and cut the act to pieces.” -Bruce Lee
“Jeet Kune Do, ultimately, is not a matter of petty technique but of highly developed personal spirituality and physique.” -Bruce Lee
And the last bit of it. I'm not gonna lie, I was getting super tired so everything I did was starting to lack. I know I have much better form and skill with my kicks. For some reason my legs decided to just, not haha. I've been training for about a year and a half but I've become more involved within the last four or five months and that's where all this progress has come from. "Never be afraid to establish your inner truth, as long as it makes you a better person for yourself and doesn't involve causing harm to others."-Gustavo Lomas Food for thought. #betterment #training #jeetkunedo #conditioning #repetition #patience #noexcuses
So, this is where most of my free time goes now a days. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that something within this post would strike true within your soul.
As the last sentence with the last clip says, “Never be afraid to establish your inner truth. As long as it makes you a better person for yourself and doesn’t involve causing harm to others.” -Gustavo Lomas
Wishing you, my dear readers both new and old, the best on your journey. Always happy to offer my insights into my life and my self in hopes that they may help you learn to do the same for your self.
We’re only human after all, we’re not meant to be perfect. We simply need to continue to strive to understand that our beautiful imperfections are what make us “perfect”. “The art of being human means allowing ourselves to be both a work in progress and a masterpiece at the same time.”