Agreements to live to.
Most of all? Do your best! •
We've just watched Bullet proof monk AGAIN (I friggin love that film!) •
A particular quote stood out for me this time.... “Water Which is Too Pure Has No Fish” •
Soil that is dirty grows the countless things. Water that is clear has no fish. Thus as a mature person you properly include and retain a measure of grime. You can’t just go along enjoying your own private purity and restraint. (Robert Aitken trans.) Ts'ai Ken T'an compiled by Hong Zicheng (1368 - 1644) •
I always manage to find a new quote or piece in films that I need right then.
Yes, Always do your best, be impeccable with your word. Don't take things personally, don't make assumptions. And Accept the dirt. We need it.
Just as with another famous quote. "No mud, No lotus" (Thich Nhat Hanh) •
Purity does not exist. Strive instead to be your best self in each moment.
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Neo: "What are you trying to tell me? That I can dodge bullets?" Morpheus: "No, Neo. I’m trying to tell you that when you’re ready, you won’t have to."
What I've learned over time is that I am extremely proficient at choosing gifts for people. For my ex it was a painting from her favorite modern artist, Afremov, and for a woman I met after her it was two items that covered four interests.
She had zero interest in talking to me anymore, so I handed off the gifts to a mutual friend. A shirt from @samandfuzzy featuring a Jedi corgi, and a pair of silly little acrylic earrings shaped like giraffes made by the incomparable Chris Yates changed that situation in 24 hours time.
Nothing came of that, and we never talked in person again, only text. A friend of mine at one point asked who it was, only to inform me that the woman in question had stalked one of their best friends for a long time and made the dude's life miserable.
That news made me feel like a combination of Chow Yun Fat and Sean William Scott.
#BulletproofMonk , #2003
Монах - мастер боевых искусств, который охраняет могущественный древний свиток - таинственный артефакт, содержащий ключ к безграничной власти. Монаху нужно найти следующего хранителя свитка, и поиски приводят его в Америку. Согласно древнему пророчеству и к изумлению Монаха его преемником оказывается обаятельный хулиган по имени Кар. Пока Монах обучает Кара, как выполнять свою работу, этому невероятному дуэту приходится защищать свиток от одержимого жаждой власти человека, который гоняется за ним 60 лет. В суматохе невероятной акробатики, схваток с применением боевых искусств и остроумных шуток эта комическая странная парочка должна сделать всё, чтобы свиток не попал в руки злодея.
Post run recovery routine, a lil golf ball fascial release. Focus is mostly to just open the feet up again after hitting the pavement hard for about an hour. I also always focus on big toe flexibility/ROM. I’m a firm believer that there is no such thing as “overtraining” but a lack of preparation or recovery work. As hard I in my workouts or runs, I spend just as much if not more time using restorative techniques to keep my body feeling great and ready for anything at all times.
Today's prompt word was #graceful , and although this was immediate it's also a long story. I have been practising martial arts since I was a teenager, and had been wanting since I was a child. Many years brought me into different dojos and exploring different styles. What I've learned is that ultimately MA is one: different styles and disciplines might describe it differently but in the end each is only a point of view on the very same thing. As a practitioner you need to let this truth in and be one with MA.
So there was this movie back from the early years of the millennia, 'Bulletproof Monk' (it kind of got better with age), right from when I started practising MA myself. I think this quote happens to describe very well what it means, for me, to be a MA practitioner: " It's not about anger - it's about peace. It's not about power - it's about grace. It's not about knowing your enemy - it's about knowing yourself." And I would add "It's not about venting, it's about learning" .
I drew myself back in the first years of practise, with a perpetual yellow belt because I was often a beginner in the style, in a urban Dojo, still somewhat confused and intimidated as I was, but lead by the gentle teachings of the Nameless Monk. And cranes.