Sunday, February 24, 2013
Secrets of Meditation
Now, I wrote secrets in the title. But let us face it. Are there secrets? The answer is no. There is no such thing as secrets. There are just discovery. What I really did is discovering meditation. Meditation is life as a whole. It is not just sitting and breathing although sitting and breathing is included in meditation. Yesterday, I was at the gym taking classes. I took a spinning class and an ab workout class. Yes they were very intense since it has been a long time since I rode a bike. Because Sifu Freddie Lee ride his bike a lot, I believe he would have own the spinning class. At first when I started the class, I felt my thighs about to rip apart! I was ready to give up but as soon as I thought of breathing, everything became easier. The pain were being nonexistent! The more intense the exercises, the harder I breath through it. Breath has the power to push your body beyond its own strength. The body is limited; it will label the pain but once meditation takes place, the body can endure a lot more! Yes, everybody has its limits. Maybe we encounter these limits because our meditation is not deep enough. Perhaps, striving to get strong is not enough; I should work on meditating deeper. As far as holding my kicks higher and longer, I am still working on that but the good news is I can hold the front kick and the side kick as long as I used to! I can even do more reps performing the front and the side kick thanks to the cable exercises. Thanks to my meditation, I became more creative with my workout and even with the combat techniques that I am practicing under Freddie's Modern Kung Fu. I found a way to perform these techniques without the need of any BOB dummy. I need a BOB for sure but it does not mean I should wait until I get one to condition my knuckles. Overall, can using the body alone if we want to be healthy? No, everything of our existence should be included: body, mind, and spirit. That's my Dragon way!