A STEP BACKWARDS……

A step backwards gives you the advantage

Now what do you think this means?

I think it means that when you step back from any given situation you can have a clearer view of what is really going on.

Taking a step back allows you the time you need to think and react in a more controlled manner.

Taking a step back allows you to see from many possible angles.

Stepping back gives you the time to make the best decisions possible with the information and time a lotted.

Taking a step back allows for adjustments in your plans.

Taking a step back is not a bad thing. It’s all about how you view things.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

KNOWING OTHERS IS WISDOM……

Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.

The ability to figure out others is easy compared to figuring out yourself.

The hardest person to master is ones’ self because it can be extremely difficult at times to be 100% honest with yourself.

As well as enjoying it and growing from it, life is about mastering yourself. It takes a lifetime and even than very few people achieve self mastery.

It takes complete dedication in this pursuit but a worthwhile one.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae kwon Do

ZEN: HE WHO CONQUERS……

He who conquers himself is mighty

He who is able to conquers others is strong

But conquering ones’ self is a far greater accomplishment that involves much greater amount of time and effort

Conquering ones’ self is a life long pursuit of trials and errors but of ultimately learning about yourself

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ZEN: THE EYE THAT….

The eye that sees cannot see itself

If one can only see outwards and not inwards as well it better off not seeing at all

Being able to see all perspectives is an unique gift that many ignore

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ZEN: THE QUIETER YOU BECOME…….

The quieter you become, the more you are able to hear

Too much is lost through the noise that we create

Sometimes silence brings us more usefulness than our own chatter

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

HAVE A HEART LIKE A SMALL CHILD

“Have a heart of a small child”

“Whenever I feel nothing matters, I look at sleeping children and recall my original purpose”

“When things are in total disarray, play with joyful children”

If we all would be more friendly, loving, and imaginative like small children, the world would be a far better place.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ABOVE ALL, DON’T WOBBLE – ZEN

” In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don’t wobble. “

This seems simple enough. Basically be in the present moment and just do what you are doing. You will wobble when you are doing one thing and your focus os on something else. Mainly the past or future. Focus on the now.

Now that’s a practice that takes practice.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

IF YOU SEEK – ZEN

” If you seek, how is that different from pursuing sound and form? If you don’t seek, how are you different from earth, wood, stone? You must seek without seeking. “

Hmm well that’s interesting, yes?

Seek, or no seek?  Pursue or not to pursue?  Be still or move forward?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do