It can only be what it is...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Think or not to think...

To think, '' I will not think''-
This , too is something in one's thoughts
Simply do not think
About not thinking at all.

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ki, Chi- do you feel it ?

In martial arts there is much a do about Ki . The inner energy force that with proper concentration and practice you can harness . There are several schools of thought that dismiss the idea saying that it's just old wives tales and that it really doesn't exist.
Myself personally I have felt it in the presence of some of my sensei's . I can never forget the first Aikido demonstration that I watched where a rather short( around 5ft tall) lady was tossing guys( my size 6ft) around the Dojo like they were nothing for 20 minutes. She hadn't even broken a sweat .
There is a mind -body connection , and training one and not the other doesn't always enable one to achieve the balance needed to really make use and feel that Ki. Whether it is for healing the body or simply perfecting one's art(martial or otherwise) there is a balance needed.
It has been said that Ki is the origin of life, and when Ki leaves form death ensues, (Tengu geijutsu ron) Any way you look at it there is something that one can draw on in times of need. Provided that clear the mind and allow for it to flow. Kinda like Zazen in that you concentrate on your breath ( especially in the beginning ). That breathing is concentrated in the region of your Hara( belly button area)- where you can also find your Ki. Coincidence, I think not.
Breath in , Breath out,

Monday, November 15, 2010

This moment, The only moment....

Whenever I am not really looking for change, more money, just simply being and not stressing on any given situation, the Universe hands things over.
Something I need to remind myself of from time to time.
When these boons arrive, I always seem stunned for a moment and wonder, ''Where is this coming from, what did I do ?''
They came and they will go, I embrace them for what they are and try just to be in the moment  because there is only this moment.