The Karate Mind is a Powerful thing!
Speaking of the Karate Mind, a friend of mine recently stated that his mind was a mess. Knowing him, however, I knew that he had got it wrong. You see, it’s the world that is a mess, and the mind is just reflecting it. Actually, his mind was doing a pretty good job of reflecting it.
So how do you get rid of the mess? People think they have to fix their minds. Uh uh. No way. My mind is fine, and don’t you go messing with it.
But, if you do want to make your mind reflect accurately, and without being disturbed by what it is reflecting, then you should study martial arts.
A good dose of forms and freestyle will go a long way. You learn to concerntrate, to focus the mind, and, interestingly enough, it starts to become immune to the mess that is the world.
You focus your attention, you still see the world as it is, but the world doesn’t matter. You get the power to say no to used car salesmen, yes to pretty girls, no to that one beer too many, yes to that job that is right around the corner and is going to change your life.
And, interestingly enough, as you change your mind, you will notice that the world, in some odd manner, changes along with you. The world, you see reflects you….once you take control of your mind.
So if you think your mind is a mess, I suggest you rethink. The mind is not the mess, it is the world that it is reflecting that is a mess. You can, however, gain control over your mind, and make it work better, by simply practicing martial arts, and this will change the world.
Sports are good, theater is fine, but only in the martial arts do you get close up and personal with real problems. You face that fist and learn not to blink. You feel that destructive energy, and you ward it off and wade on in. Now that is the way to handle life, the mind, and just about anything else you want to.
This has been an article on how to create the proper karate mind.