Thursday, April 16, 2015
What is the point of...?
People might ask me: "What is the point of training if you are not aiming for any goal?" The answer is no point at all! That is a concept that the majority will never grasp. The reason is because their mind have been conditioned to believe that a goal is important in order to be motivated. Yes, you will be motivated for a while but you will give up later. Just like professional athletes, they have a goal when they train: they want to be the best. No wonder they cannot be completely meditative. Someone who trains in meditation do not push his or her body too hard. I do not know if you guys saw the video Sifu Freddie Lee posted on Facebook, but if you watch the girl runs you will notice that she was holding her chest. That was a sign that she was pushing too hard and the people did not even care; they kept on pushing her again and again despite the fact that she was falling. The body can only take so much stress. It has been proven over and over and people still do not even realize that. It is really sad that we let competition dictate how we should be and that will never change. However, as an individual, I want to make that change. I want to make every physical activity that I am on as my Zen. A Zen master train with no point because he is in the now and has no need to prove anything. I need to work on giving up competition. Like Freddie, I probably needs Osho as my guidance. I cannot ask for a better sage.