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harlan wrote:Thank you for the replies. As for the 'opinion' part...that was a comment from what I now know to be just another internet VTG. But, it's comments like that that keep women, and beginners, from participating in forums.
JimHawkins wrote:Shana Moore wrote:What do you think is necessary for mastering a martial art?
Much more time than one is allotted in but one life...
Otherwise there is nothing mystical here. To get good in an art is no different than how one develops skill in any other physical activity: Lots of practice, good coaching and a healthy dose of innate ability doesn't hurt either....Shana Moore wrote:Do you think one should have a mental/spiritual depth or at least component to your martial art?
Yes and no..
There are many inner battles that folks must come to terms with.. IMO a good program should help students to move, step by step through whatever struggles they have inside or out... IMO most folks have the biggest issues when asked to take too large a step at one time.. Little by little, baby steps is key to a smooth advancement IMO..
A teacher of martial art can do many things but spiritual adviser is pushing it, especially on the commercial level...
Think boxing coach... Just because it comes from Asia it shouldn't be anymore mystical, magical or more of a spiritual experience than boxing is or training in any other sport, like gymnastics.. Humans are thinking machines and as such developing good physical performance means learning how to focus the mind..Shana Moore wrote:And lastly, is it up to the master or the student to frame this approach?
One can be given tips and pointers, you can be guided but the true inner and outer development is a solitary personal struggle and experience IMO.
Shana Moore wrote:Max (and do you prefer being called Max or Maxwell?),
So are you referring more to a mindfulness than an actual slow speed? It's not as much a timeframe as a state of being?
I've had rare instances in my beginning meditation practice and in my weaving where time loses meaning. It almost feels like time slows...but it's more that I am in total connection to what I am doing and/or my surroundings at that very moment.
Of course, as soon as I recognize that sensation, it goes away.
Shana ,only you and a carpenter at the firm I work for call me maxwell ,it really does not matter to me .
The reason I brought the satori experience into matters ,was among with the other things posted by myself was ; a type of source ,a real starting point for things spiritual ,along with its a confirming point ,with it you are more whole ,without one is fragmented to large degree,such as; I am mindfull now I have lost it ,mindfull was kept for ex amount of time ,then it vanished ,we now are aware of time in this context ,you the trainee arn't the MASTER yet ,with satori you see and embrace the Master within ,the Master is more whole ,not fragmented .
The Master is within time ,mindfullness is not lost, then found again and again its a constant that goes anywere any time .
The Master as a Will which was illuminated with satori ,prior to this satori there was singleness of purpose ,which can be now expressed as the Way .
Fragmented man as very little Will its in various degrees of fragmention ,I can watch my breathing for two hrs ,no breaks in attention ,yet this is not the Master who is as one with time ,inner struggle is at rest ,we now embrace something more of a constant .
Is that some of what you mean by slow?
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