WHEN THE DAY GETS LONG – ZEN

” When the day gets long and contentious, I hold fast to my breath as a tiller and take each wave as it comes. “

This refers to patience. Throughout each day we are all tested with lots of contentious situations. Best to stay calm as best we can and approach each situation with a clear mind. This takes practice. And some circumstances are harder to stay calm than others but it is worth a shot. Keep practicing.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

EVEN ONE WORD IS TOO MUCH – ZEN

” When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much. “

Everyone will have their own thoughts as to what this may mean. For me particular it is saying that when you are afraid of not knowing enough you seek out all the information you can get your hands on and that still won’t help you any. For those who truly learned the basics concepts, theories, and principles when a basic word can spark so much new self discovered knowledge. There is no such thing as advanced theories, concepts, and what nots. There is only an advanced way of looking at and using basics.

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do