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.

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  1. I get that a lot, people just telling me they don't have the motivation to train and such. It has almost become like a standard for society, that you have to train. Reality is that if you don't like to do it, then don't do it, do something else that you like, push yourself in your craft, then this become your training. Training is something that you do because you enjoy, you like the rush of blood in your veins, you like to go beyond your physical capacities, you enjoy training. I always looked up to athletes since a very young age and i knew that one day, it would be something i would do.

    It is best to train smart, but it is something normal to get minor injuries along the way. You will then develop new methods to avoid them, you will train smarter and smarter. Truth is you want to avoid any injuries, but it is almost impossible not to get minor ones. When you ride a car for ten years, twenty years, it will get used. You can make repairs, fix it, take care of it, but when you use a tool, it gets old. It will last longuer when you take care of it but it will give up one day.

    If you train in a wrong way, you can train 20 minutes once a week and get hurt. But if you train smart, you can train 7 days a week no problem. You just have to put balance in your training.

    As for Zen Masters and such, we look up on to them because they have great wisdom, but there is many steps in between. Steps that are part of the journey. I'm getting very curious about Osho also, thanks to Freddie, he's putting great stuff out there.

    So, you know, detach yourself from people that don't get it, if they don't seek truths, they won't hear it even if you bring it to them in a beautiful box full of jewels.

    Take care man! Peace!

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    1. Thank you for that amazing feedback. I agree with everything you said.

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    2. Nice post Kang, and Steve.

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  2. You have to know when to give yourself time to rest. I am currently trying to recover from a sickness and injury now, so it's my time to rest. But when resting physically, it allows me to read and write.

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