The student and the master often walked every morning through the beautiful woodland that surrounded the Martial Arts training ground. It was during these walks he took the opportunity to question the master so that he could learn from the wisdom of his teacher.
” Teacher, how often should I practise Martial arts? As I want to be as good as I possibly can.”
” Then practise every day, all day.”
” But surely that will exhaust me committing to so much training?”
The Master replied – “Training is not just physical and this is why the majority of Martial artists never exceed outside of the physical. I order to succeed in Martial Arts one must become the art. It must be evident in not only how you train but how you walk, breath, move and interact with everything and everyone around you. Like the surfer who becomes the wave, the dancer who becomes the dance and the artist that reveals their inner self through their brush.”
” You can practise it for the superficial whims of the ego or you can dabble aimlessly to pass some time away but at the level that reveals consciousness itself you must become it.”
” Mastery of any art relies on the individual becoming their art form. This will open the gateway to self knowing, transcending the art to a higher awareness of your own true self.”