Wired in, in general, means to be so fixed on something that you don’t notice the rest of the world. To read a book and notice that time has passed. To having so much fun you…’don’t know where the time went.’
Actually, to be utterly accurate, ‘wired in’ refers to creating your own universe, and not bothering with the rest of the universe.
Thus, you can be wired in to a program, a book, a friend or group of friends, a movie, or anything that suspends time and reality.
When I wrote The Master Instructor Course I didn’t actually realize what was going to happen. I was just writing down the things that a martial arts instructor needs to know to be an effective martial arts teacher. And, hoot of all hoots, I didn’t know that everybody didn’t know the stuff I was writing down. I thought everybody knew this stuff, and I was just trying to put it down for easy reference, to help the young guys out, and that sort of thing.
Thus, when the wins started pouring in, I was somewhat taken aback.
I shouldn’t have been. My other courses were causing great effect. Matrix Karate, in particular, was knocking socks off.
Of course, Matrix Karate had the fundamental matrix graph. It was different.
But the Master Instructor Course…why was that causing so much effect? And that bent my head down to analyzing wins and really looking at what was happening.
What was happening was that people were getting wired in to the martial arts. Simply, knowing the truth was enabling them to tap in to the great artistic realm that is martial arts. They were suspending reality, and jumping up into a different and more aesthetic universe. They were not being distracted by slants and bias and impure notions, and so could see the truth of the motion, and art, and the generator of that motion and art…the self.
Remember, the martial arts being taught were being taught so people could win tournaments, beat people up, smash and trash, bully and badmouth. Even the best of the arts had an inbred snobbery wherein they looked down on their fellow man.
Insert truth, and the wired in effect happened.
Insert truth, and people began to look at what they were doing. To analyze, to consider implications and consequences. And a new day was born.
What happens, you see, is that when one considers the martial arts without slant or bias, the art opens up.
If you think the martial arts are to beat people up, the art closes down for you. That is just the nature of the True Art. If you look at the martial arts with slant or bias…you won’t see them. Period. And that has been true ever since the martial arts were invented, or perhaps I should say, since the universe of the martial arts was created.
Anyway, I’d like to go on, but I can feel the art telling me that I’ve said enough, and that I should wind this up.
Look, these words are different than any you’ve ever read. I don’t promise you that you’ll get to beat up a dozen skinhead bikers wielding chains and knives. I only offer to open up a world that you haven’t seen. A world of perfection and satisfaction, a world where you are wired in to a higher and more aesthetic reality.
And there is the caution: you must be intelligent, willing to learn, and able to open your eyes.
There is a Way, but you must be willing to set foot upon it. You must be willing to travel to the end and look at a very spiritual mirror.
And, if these words don’t strike you, that is okay. Time will pass, and we will meet again. That, too, is the essence of The Way of the Martial Arts.