Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Martial Arts and Purpose Wujifa System Talks #3

Reading at the tomb of Confucius
The big question in martial arts and of course in Wujifa is the one that people should explore and return to often is why am I doing this or what purpose or reason I am doing and practicing this. There are a number of chunk sizes one can ask this question at as well. One question could be about the smallest of movements or motivations. Another way to explore this question on the reason or purpose is what are you looking for and what are you willing to do to achieve your goals?

This of course is another Wujifa System Talks video which is here to help explore this very question of purpose at the larger chunk size "What are you willing to do to achieve your goals?" Now in this Wujifa System Talks which is the third so far in the series addresses this question. The answer really comes down to every person's willingness to explore and be honest with themselve. Hopefully this video recording will help spark a few questions you may want to explore more deeply. Personally one should return to these kinds of questions every so often to see if your still on the right track and more importantly to see if you really are living up to the goals you've been setting.

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As you may notice that over time we can drift away from what we had been working so hard to achieve. Why we do this isn't as important as noticing this and making the adjustments that will aid in getting back into the habit. It's funny because no matter what we choose to do our action will become habits over time. Those who quit half way through a goal may notice that this pattern shows up in many other places in their life. Another pattern is never taking a good look at what they are avoiding and why. That person is always wondering why doesn't it ever work out, or how it ends up the other guys get somuch success. The interesting thing is that those that see things through are also most likely to develop the habit of seeing things though in other areas of life as well. The choices are before us every day and how make these choices are very important even when it come to very simple and basic things.

This is one of the aspects I like about Wujifa and different types of training, that is noticing the patterns that show up. In Wujifa stance training or Zhan Zhuang practice so often when people start out training they find after a certian point they feel like they are ready to jump out of their skin. Why should this be and how many other places does this show up? Another habit is they dance around in order to distract themselves so they don't have to deal with the issues at hand to get through to the other side of an issue. People who have really made the effort have found this to be one of the most important aspects to their training. Discovering how to follow through on one's intention is so key and such a wonderful thing to notice and develop and can be explored in the simple practice of standing still for example.

Please leave your comment below and let us know what you think. Also, let us know if there is any subject or questions you might want to see explored in future in our "Wujifa System Talks." Making a wonder day starts by noticing and developing those habits and practices that aid in you finding more about who you really are... as always the choice you make come down to what you choose.