Integral to martial
traditions is the association with personal growth and
fulfillment. Ancient masters were appreciated as fully
actualized entities. They were respected for breadth of
knowledge, depth of insight, and for having actualized a
center from which all they did emerged. In addition to
having great martial skills, they were sometimes also
poets, artists, musicians, healers, strategists and
You see, back then martial arts was not about kicking
somebodyís butt as a basis for self worth. It was about
finding the center of You, and establishing your
identity from the inside out while maintaining balance,
perspective, and restraint.
Today, following such a path has become nearly
While we are not Pavlovís dogs, we are primed to respond
to any number of verbal and visual stimuli, even to the
point of losing hold on reality. Influence mongers
constantly mine the efficacy of words and images to this
end, and propogate entire industries to harness those
relationships to our behavior. Unfortunately, many of us
have allowed ourselves to become the cart.
Society bombards us with influences from our earliest
youth, itís part of the human condition. The velocity
and intensity of todayís bombardment is unprecedented in
human history. A new religion has dawned, the supposed
worship of thought. Whoever controls the weight of
thought, ultimately controls the will and resources of
the people. Institutions like government, corporations
and political parties, which were once derivative of the
peopleís authority, have now taken charge. They have
mastered the art of dissimulation and manipulation,
effectively putting themselves in the cat-bird seat.
here for a look at how the battle
for your mind plays out)
That is, if you let
them. You want to see how far down the road of
distorted reality youíve been led? Take a moment
and look at this video.
As a martial artist, never surrender the quest for truth.
What starts out as diligent effort to perfect technique in
the martial arts, evolves in the crucible of of a masterís
spirit, to be an uncompromising search for truth. That,
historically, has been the path of liberation for martial
artists. The ultimate self defense, and the underlying
purpose of all your efforts and training is actualization
and protection of truth. As you work diligently to this
end, always be mindful of those who will spare no effort,
investment, or technique to take that away from you.
here for a closeup on what
you are up against)
Just as truth will carry
you to liberation, the absence of truth will steal your
To that concern lies the motivation for you to make your
stand with truth today! Donít wait a moment
What the dissimulators already know is that finding the
truth takes hard work, and time. Theyíre counting on
your not making the sacrifice, and defaulting to their
spell. They bombard you with streams of snapshot
opinions, misportrayals, half-truths, and outright lies.
They already know you and your loved ones will spend an
enormous amount of time plugged into TV, social media or
listening to the radio, and have convinced you that
doing so keeps you ďinformedĒ and on your game.
Not! Donít fall for this. In this visually oriented
society, when you buy into someone elseís lie, youíre
creating a stream of images which take your
consciousness from reality and away from truth. They
already know that mental images, stimulated by injected
misportrayals have huge impact on beliefs that people
walk away with. Studies have shown where an image
accompanies objective text narrative, it is the image
which sets the residual impression in the mind of the
receiver. These same studies have found that when the
image directly contradicts what is in the narrative, the
perceiver remembers what was in the image as the basis
for belief, and ignores the contextual facts. That
means, if their magic is working the way it should, the
lie will become your reality, and you wonít even have
the ability to recognize the truth when itís staring you
in the face. It also means that when the truth
eventually surfaces, it will no longer matter. The
devilís work has already been done.
Try to see the big picture ... what is really being
decided, what will the decision cause to happen, who
will benefit, who will pay (or suffer)? Thatís thinking
three dimensionally. It roots you in the here and
the now, where truth is everywhere, but seldom found.
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Hereís something that
will help you get started ...