Keep Your Head Up

March 15th, 2011  ·  posted in Development by Greg

Attitude. A simple little word with such profound and powerful implications. It can really impact the way we live, the decisions we make, and even where we end up in life.

When you boil it down, there are only 2 outcomes to anything:

  1. It happens
  2. It doesn’t happen

Maybe it doesn’t happen exactly the way you intended, but I would count that as part of the first outcome. On the other hand, if you don’t even go out and try, you only have one outcome:

  1. It doesn’t happen

The least we can do is put together a plan, take a deep breath, and try. If you don’t do anything, you already know what your outcome will be. If you get out and try, you will open up the possibility for things happening – even if they aren’t exactly how you had planned them.

Attitude is everything. Get out there and make something happen.


Meditation in Real Terms

June 16th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

Let’s get real: just because you started meditating does not mean that you will instantly be enlightened.  Nor does it mean that you will perfect this instrument overnight.  What it means is that you have started using a tool – one that you have to train to know how to use – and in order for this tool to be useful you must keep it sharp – continually practice and improve.  With time you will see the results of your efforts.

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Meditation is not limited to or by a physical condition – laying, sitting, standing, running, swimming, form/kata training – but it is harder to focus and work your way through the meditative process when you have distractions and/or stimulus. read more »


The Meditative Process

June 11th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

This is the third part in a series on meditation.  Yuval is a long-time practitioner of meditation as well as the owner of www.martial-arts-potential.com

human mind The goal of meditation is to control your thoughts by clearing your mind, or to reach what we call the meditative state of mind.  There are many ways of obtaining this state of mind, but all of the methods have one thing in common: attaining a single mind.

The human mind is a “highway” of thoughts and emotions, whether it is thoughts about the future, past or present.  It may be worries, thoughts of calmness – any type of good or bad thoughts.  However the thoughts materialize, they drift and change often. read more »


Meditation as a Tool

June 8th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Yuval

This is part of a series of posts on Meditation. Yuval is the owner of martial-arts-potential.com.

Meditation is and should be part of the set of tools that we have to deal with issues that arise in our everyday lives.  The intention behind perfecting this tool is to give us an instrument with which we can free ourselves from our mind’s control over us.

The mind is an interesting phenomenon which – left alone – can have a huge affect on the way we feel and perceive life.  Fortunately, we have a tool – meditation – that we can use to actually stop allowing our mind to “dictate” our mental situation by “harassing” us with thoughts.

Let’s try understanding, to some extent, the power which our mind possess over us through examining the following situation… read more »


Meditation

June 4th, 2010  ·  posted in Development by Greg

meditation As Roadless Travelers, we choose to step outside of our comfort zones and reach for our dreams.  But this does not come without consequence: there will be trials and hardships along the way.  In the words of fellow Roadless Traveler, RoK:

“May all of our paths be long and hard; these are the only ones worth taking.” ~RoK

Dealing with the challenges and hardships that come along with traveling towards your dreams can be a daunting task.  Fortunately we have a tool – meditation – to help calm our mind and reign in our thoughts. read more »