Time for Change

October 15th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Change-management1-250x187 Change.

That one word is so simple yet so extraordinarily important in today’s world.  We live in a world where change happens, and is happening faster and faster every single day.  Thinking back just 5 or 10 years and we can see the huge changes in life and society all over the world.

For those of us who travel, seeing change around us is something that you get very used to, very quickly.  By throwing ourselves out into the unknown – which is the thrill of traveling, right? – we are exposed to the front lines of change across the world. It amazes me every time I think about the change that is happening all around us.  Especially in developing countries around the world where technology hits and the change is not gradual but instead a huge leap.

“In times of change, the learner inherits the earth while the learned stand perfectly equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.” – Helen Rortvedt

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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 »


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 »


Up the Mountain Path

May 25th, 2010  ·  posted in Blog by Greg

Many of us find ourselves practicing or training for an event or adventure.  We set a goal for ourselves, focus in, and do the things that will prepare us to achieve our goal.  It may take weeks, or months, or even years to get to the place we want to be, but what is important is that we keep on – driving our feet towards our destination.

Finally, the day comes when we are ready to achieve our goal.  We make our final preparations, and then we head out, confident in our abilities to achieve what we have trained so hard for. The journey can start read more »