Enter the Martial Arts Spirit!


Enter the Spirit

Excellent day

for a Perfect

Martial Arts work out.

It will build your spirit.

internal karate illustrationSpeaking of spirit,

let me take you to a strange place.

There are three levels of martial arts.

I know,

you’ve heard this before.

Body, mind and spirit.

But let me give you example,

and we’ll see where you are

in the martial arts,

and where you can go.

Body is a place of muscles.

We all start there,

we have bodies,

fun to use them.

Unfortunately,

this society has gone

competition crazy.

Thus,

a lot of people only use martial arts to build muscles,

to beat people up,

and so on.

Now,

the trick is to get into the mental stage.

The good martial arts get into it as fast as possible.

You focus on creating emptiness

before you strike.

You learn to use the mind

to appreciate distance

through the cultivation

of harmonious techniques,

and so on.

The real point,

however,

is to get to the spiritual stage.

The spiritual stage is hard to define,

and this because the abilities you get

are the stuff of pure imagination.

Most people find hints of the spiritual stage

all over the place.

A dream that comes true.

A moment when all the stop lights are green.

Moments of peace in your personal life

that border on the divine.

Now,

as you know

I am traveling the US

and meeting people.

One of the people I intended to meet

was a fellow name of Tom

who lived in North Cal.

The reason was because

I had trained him in the martial arts,

some thirty plus years ago.

I knew this was going to be interesting.

We spent the first night

talking into the wee hours.

We talked about people we had known,

experiences,

and what the martial arts were all about.

His life has been a major success.

He has taught people,

 run manufacturing plants,

and created a life of peace and harmony.

Currently a contractor,

he is an artisan.

He can run a straight line of bricks,

or meander them

like a hobbit’s worm,

up and down

and all over the place,

leaving the mind that perceives

dazed with the perfection of chaos.

So the martial arts worked.

But,

what was more important

was the connection between us.

Two old guys

reading each other’s minds,

knowing who was to say what

and when.

Grinning at the first line of a joke

because all you need is the first line

to know it all

and laugh.

But,

let me tell you exactly what was happening.

We were not speaking of the past.

We were solidly in the moment.

A spiritual person does not bother with the past.

He is in the moment,

and our encounter

was glowing with each ever present second.

I want you to think about something.

Go to a party,

listen to what the people say.

Chances are

they are bullswapping old jokes,

old tales,

things that have happened to them.

This is the trouble with working a same old same old job,

you know.

You go start up the machine,

talk to the same people,

and after a few days it becomes comfortable.

When does it enter the past?

Work is good,

it should be in the present.

But so many people

want to go unconscious,

do the same old same old.

You have to fight that.

You have to struggle against the desire

to be the same old same old,

familiar only with each day

as a version of the last.

Do you understand?

Here is the hard part.

An uncomfortable experience,

something you have never done before

is unique.

It may not feel good,

but it is breaking the same old same old

and creating a fresh,

new,

experience of now.

Here’s the easy part.

Do your forms,

and you eventually break the same old same old.

And,

once you have broken the mold,

life becomes a fresh experience,

every day,

no matter what you do,

even if you do the same old same old.

Tom and I were talking about the past,

but we had never talked of the past,

so it was a unique moment of now.

The experiences he told me of,

I had had,

but had never heard

from another human being,

so it was all fresh.

Most important,

we had done our forms a million times,

and we had broken out of the same old same old form

and entered that spiritual realm,

where each enactment of the form

is a unique moment,

untainted by the past.

But you have to want to make that step

you have to beat the mind,

go beyond the physical,

and find life as a unique moment

that never ends.

It can be done,

and it is the point of the martial arts.

Not to beat up some idiot dufus,

who is so stuck in the same old same old,

that he is unhappy

and picks fights,

but to find out that each moment of life

is brilliant and glowing.

Not the muscles or the mind,

but the isness of now

so brilliant

you can’t shut it down.

When you reach that stage,

you know it,

because the lights are always green,

and if you ever encounter a red one,

you know it is just because

life has handed you a moment,

and you need to slow down,

appreciate it,

wallow in the pure usefullness of your own sweet self.

You are in the spiritual stage,

when life glows,

when you find yourself greeting everybody

like an old friend

even if you just left them

a moment a go.

You are in the spiritual stage

when life just picks you up and tosses you

and you can’t stop shouting in pleasure.

You are in the spiritual stage

when the world becomes your true body

and you turn your attention on something

and it happens.

Life moves with your whim,

with your imagination,

with the delicate nuance

of your bare whispered thought.

Okey donkey.

I know…

carried away again.

But I just want everybody to understand

and to experience life

in its most true and pure form.

And that is the purpose of Matrixing and Neutronics.

Check out this URL,

there’s an instant download,

that starts you on the matrixing journey,

and speeds everything up

so that you can enter the spiritual stage

much, much earlier.

http://www.monstermartialarts.com/Master_Instructor_Course.html

Beginner or master,

the data of the master instructor course

is crucial to you understanding

exactly how the body can be used,

and once you have understood this,

once you have matrixed the body itself,

everything changes.

Oh,

it will still take work,

but not as much.

It’s mental,

you see.

Knowing the things that the best instructors know intuitively,

but don’t seem able to explain.

Okey donkey again,

You guys and gals have a most marvelous

and perfect work out.

I’ll talk to you later.

Al

 

This has been a page about martial arts spirit.

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