A work out!
I saw my breath in the air today,
and it reminded me of the Kang Duk Won.
During the winter we could see our breath in class,
we were expected to warm the building with our hard work.
During the summer
the temperature would soar over a hundred and twenty.
We didn’t bother to complain.
The complaint department wasn’t open.
That was the school of Hard Knocks and Tough Stuff.
I want to go a little Neutronic this time,
got something I want to talk about,
something that’ll make the world easier to mess around with.
a welcome to all you newbies
who are new to the newsletter.
As the people say in Avatar…
I see you.
just to warn you,
while the newsletter is mostly about technique and anecdote,
sometimes I go Neutronic,
and things get a bit weird.
If it gets too weird,
just stick your fingers in your ears
and go la la la
and things will be back to normal next newsletter.
everybody having been warned…
What I normally call BS.
Belief systems are a structure
one surrounds a mind with.
‘I believe this or that.’
what a belief system does
is keep out the good stuff.
It enables the mind to remain structured,
but at the cost of curiosity and imagination.
Let me example that…
you believe in the sacred cow.
If somebody says sacred cows don’t exist,
you push them back with your belief system.
what if sacred cows don’t exist?
How will you ever learn?
You can’t learn,
because your mind has corraled you,
and there is no way out of the corral.
Talk about a mind trap,
but that’s what a Belief System is.
and they infect the martial arts…
Somebody says his art is the only art.
And he’s willing,
and by willing I mean compelled,
to push against anybody who says otherwise,
and that means he has stopped the inflow of data,
and that means he can’t learn.
Most of the mucky mucks in the martial arts world
hold to their position,
by not letting anybody learn.
By not letting them go outside the belief system.
I went outside the belief system,
and that’s where I found the true art.
I found it in the art that was protected by belief systems.
The thing that I had been studying
but had never seen.
I wouldn’t have found out the true art
if I hadn’t gone outside the art
and really looked at what I had.
Sit in your yard and say,
these are the trees,
this is the grass,
and never see the fact
that your yard is a yard.
You were never able to get outside the belief system
of bushes and twigs,
and see the whole picture.
That is the point of it all,
that is why you study the martial arts,
to see the whole picture.
To get outside Belief Systems
and see the whole picture.
The whole art.
The True Art.
the last thing I want to say is this…
the most difficult thing in the world
is a fellow who won’t learn.
A fellow who reads something and says,
‘We have that,’
and never really looks.
his system had it,
but he had never seen it,
he is just using his belief system
to protect himself against the inflow of data.
This is actually my biggest problem in spreading Matrixing,
People who adjust what I’ve said to their belief systems,
instead of going outside them.
Take down the fences.
You don’t have to take them down for everything,
just the Martial Arts.
Do you really know what Matrixing is?
Have you ordered a course and actually examined
all this data that I claim
nobody has ever seen before?
Here’s the link to Undoing Belief Systems.
It’ll take apart your system, no matter what it is,
and enable you to catch a glimpse of the whole picture.
that’s it for now.
I hope I have inspired somebody
to punch a hole in the fence,
and see what’s on the other side.
Back to kicks and punches next time.
Have a great work out.
He who is born a fool is never cured. ~Proverb
He who is born a fool is never cured unless he practices his kata every day without fail.~Al Case
What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it. ~Ezra Pound
What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it–and a man’s depth can be increased by the amount of martial arts he drills into his bones. ~Al Case
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. ~Bertrand Russell
Yeah ~Al Case
Send me your wins!