* Avoid Pain
* Gain Pleasure
From these 2 simple human needs (Tony Robbins) we attract the Martial Arts into our lives. There are many sub-reasons. Things like self defense, physically fitness, better coordination, better focus etc, etc. But the 2 basis reasons are still the same. Notice the ‘we attract’ part of the statement. Everything that happens to us in our lives is our fault. Our thoughts and decisions (which are thoughts put into action) shape the world we live in. The world should not be shaping us!
In martial arts we first learn to shape our bodies and make them perform to our will (or our thoughts). We all start out very clumsy, then progress to more and more advanced levels or techniques. All can be accomplished, as long as well believe they can. Failure comes every time fear rears it’s ugly head and we give up. Those who quit the arts usually do so because they find things too difficult of intimidating.
Now I can hear what some people are thinking. I did not attract that car accident into my life!! Well, you did not do it on purpose, but the choices you made put you there. If you had stopped for that coffee, the outcome would have been different.
So what is the point of this? The martial arts path will teach you to master your body, by mastering YOUR MIND. As you do this you can stop being a victim of the world and its circumstances and start to create your own. But you need to start to relate and see how martial arts training is hooked to life itself.
People will say that thing happen for a reason. The reason is that we create them. That is the destiny of it. Change the way you think and watch the path unfold in front of you. Enjoy the obstacles and every learning experience that comes. They are all of your own making.
Freedom comes with this understanding.
Master Art Mason
“We are what we THINK. All that we are arises with our THOUGHTS; with our THOUGHTS we CREATE our world. Live your life with negative thoughts and you live in hate. Abandon those thoughts and live with love”…….The Buddha