Sunday, August 30, 2015
This is a topic that I thought about yesterday. I was asking myself the question of why people lack discipline. One of the reason why is because the way your parent raise you. If he spoils you then when you become older, it is going to be hard for you to have discipline. That is true in all sense but as I was meditating, this is what I realize. You might not agree with me on this but that is ok. We all see things differently. I see that we all have self-discipline; we just have to direct that self-discipline towards our overall development body, mind, and spirit. For example, if somebody loves play video games all. It is true that he could have done something better besides playing video games for that long but he can at least give himself credit for being dedicated to the video game. However, if he truly wish to change his habit, he is going to have put more effort every day so that he could focus on something else besides video games. Instead of playing games, he could decide to read a book for instance, or he can drop on the floor and do some push ups. A lot of Americans watch TV a lot, but it is a discipline that they have. All they have to do is to shift their focus on something else other than watch television, which tells lies to their vision. As an alternative, they could start telling their vision by reading books that help them develop their true potential. In short, discipline has been within us our whole life, all it takes is our decision to make about how we are going to use that discipline. You can either use it towards creativity, or towards destruction. A Martial Artist always use his self-discipline towards creativity. He does not seek destruction, nor competition. He seeks to make the world a better place by starting with himself as an individual, therefore he is the best decision maker in the planet. So all we really need to do is to improve on our decision making and make sure that our body follows the decision our mind makes. Once they are both in agreement, we can become Real Martial Artists.