YOU TEACH ME FIGHTING BUT TALK ABOUT PEACE

I saw this quote twice yesterday and I believe in it wholeheartedly.

Just because you are trained in fighting or violence does not mean you cannot be peaceful. I believe you can be more powerful because you understand what you can do. You know you can take care of yourself so there is no need to show aggression. There is no better confidence than knowing self defense.

Martial Arts brings a balance when trained and taught properly. In order for there to be beauty and light, there must also be ugly and dark.

One must go about their days as the gardener but when it’s time for battle, the warrior appears. Simply to do what is needed then goes back to being a gardener.

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EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY

We need not worry too much as everything on this planet and in this life is temporary.

Life of it self is temporary.

Everything we see, smell, touch, hear, and taste is temporary.

Everything that we can imagine and envision is temporary.

All of man’s creations are temporary.

Our thoughts, memories, feelings, emotions, and so forth is temporary.

Relationships and friendships are temporary.

Knowing that nothing lasts forever is very powerful.

Very powerful in the sense that we can learn to enjoy everything while it last and nothing is forever.

We must learn to treat every moment as something to be cherished for it is temporary and will never come again.

Everything we are given only last for a brief moment in order for us to learn to be in the moment and cherish that moment and only that moment.

You can’t worry about the past and it is gone. You cannot worry about the future for it robs you of the now. Focus merely on the moments for they are beautiful but still only temporary.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

THINK LIGHTLY OF YOURSELF…

Good Morning

I came across this quote earlier this morning by Miyamoto Musashi, the greatest samurai who ever lived. I believe it fits our everyday life pretty well if you want to fully experience the joys of life and the world we live in. It always amazes me how ancient wisdom relates so well with modern times. As if time itself doesn’t really exist in the way that we perceive it. For one can learn so much more about today from history than today itself.

Experience life to the fullest by cherishing what the world has to offer us. It’s beauty, ugliness, pleasure, pain, adventure, boredom, love, hate, and so forth. When one becomes more concerned with paying more attention to everything around us, you will open up to many things you didn’t notice before. Realizing that life and the world we are in is a gift that should not be taken lightly. Appreciate all that is.

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TIME IS A CONCEPT…

Good Morning

I came across this quote last week and it is quite interesting and very true.

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Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TO FIND YOUR WAY…..

To find your way, you must close your eyes and walk in the dark.

Sometimes what you see is not really what is there.

Your eyes may mislead you there be open to listening to your other senses and feelings.

What you may not see with your eyes you may feel with your hands and feet.

What your eyes cannot see you may hear with your ears.

What your eyes don’t catch, your nose picks up the scent.

What your eyes cannot conceive, you may taste.

Complete darkness may tell more than total light can ever.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

TO FORGET ONESELF…..

To forget oneself is to be enlightened.

To let go of your ego.

To forget all you have learned to allow new ideas and concepts to enter.

To forget your past and enter your future.

To let go of your habits so you may form new ones.

To let go of your fears so you can overcome.

To grow without limitation.

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

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

THE BIRD OF PARADISE…..

“The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.”

No one likes a person that is too controlling or too opinionated.

Rather be in control of yourself and have valid view points.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do