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

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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

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 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

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

WHEN MOVED TO COMPLAIN ABOUT OTHERS – ZEN

” When moved to complain about others, remember that karma is endless and it’s loving that leads to love. “

Basically you get what you put out. We all know at least one person in our lives that all they do is complain and try to bring other people down. What do they get out of it? Negativity towards them because they are negative. Then we all know a bunch of people that are loving and caring. What do they get out of it. Positivity and love. So what are you going to be putting out?

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

IF MY HEART CAN BECOME PURE – ZEN

” If my heart can become pure and simple like that of a child, I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this. “

Life would be so much more beautiful if we all could do this. But egos and ambitions get in the way. We grow older and are taught the opposites of being a child.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY – ZEN

” Every day is a good day. “

Every day that we are alive is a good day. Yes granted there might be “bad” things that happen but every day is still a good day. It’s all in how you look at it. Don’t allow bad or negative parts of a day completely define your day. Seek out the positives and keep your focus on them.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

DO NOT SEEK TO FOLLOW – ZEN

” Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. Zen is your everyday thought. “

One must have their own path or journey. They can have the same final destination but different paths. Each days thoughts must be focused.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

ZEN HAS NOTHING TO GRAB ON TO – ZEN

” Zen has nothing to grab on to. When people who study Zen don’t see it, that is because they approach too eagerly. “

Basically sometimes we can be so eager to find something that we overlook the obvious. Other times we have such narrow vision on one thing we miss out on what we should be really looking at. Don’t approach too eagerly. Approach with calmness and openness.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do