Jkd

Jkd is nothing
It’s a being
A process
That lies in the space in between
Therefore it can not be seen or described
Because it is in fact a liberation
It’s a pairing of opposites-
In order to find the centre
The space
That which exists in between everything;
That is everything
And therefore it is nothing
It is not a system, yet it is
A style that is not a style
Don’t get hung up on it
It’s one with everything
This is how it liberates
And why the teacher is only the pointer

~ M. L Adams

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What would water do?

Thinking on some recent challenges and how to overcome them,
I thought of Bruce Lee’s words,

‘Be like water’

and came up with the following, on the way of least resistance. 💗

What would water do

What would water do,
It never holds or clings
It flows, it moves, it adapts,
Never resisting
Simply going with where it is
Flowing,
Always finding the way 💗

~ M. L Adams

Revival

To be driven with a fire inside of you,
To begin again,
No matter who or what tried to confine you,
To be driven knowing the truth inside of you
With your purpose and mission
This is a revival!
Nothing can ever stop you,
It’s all inside of you

To always find a way no matter what comes up for you,
This is the determination, that lies inside of you,
You’ve always had it,
Always within you
It’s in every action
Step forward now,
You can break any barrier,
Transform any obstacle!

~ M. L Adams

No limits

If you believe you can, you will
If you believe you can, you’ll see
If you believe you can and know you can,
Anything is possible

It’s always in your belief,
What do you believe is real,
What do you believe is possible.,
Then apply it with your will

Your limit is no limit;
Anything is possible
It’s only you that can get in the way,
So step in to that open space

You are unstoppable
You know this is the truth
So find a way and make it real;
Make all your dreams come true

Your time has come here now,
Your rhythm is so sound,
Feel it in your soul; know your flow,
There’s nothing else to find

Trust you’ll know the way,
Then find it you sure will
Believe you can, know you can,
You are the unstoppable you!

~ M. L Adams

Where are you looking?

Whatever we look for we will see,
So if we think we don’t have enough that is what we’ll see, and if we think we’ve more than enough that is what we’ll see.

This then effects our whole perception to one where we’re coming from a place of either seeing limitations and suffering or abundance and gratitude. And it really is that simple as in what are we looking for, we get to choose which we see.

Where are you looking

From close up,
Or far back
Can you see the whole,
Or just one part
Are you seeing here,
Or what is not
What do you choose,
To be near or far?
To be one with all,
Or what is not
For all is here,
It always was
If you choose one part
Then you close it off,
For all you see;
Is what you focus on 💗

~ M.L Adams

Discipline and focus

Discipline and focus allow for effective learning and adaptability in flow. If not for the discipline and structure then focus is scattered. There is then a lack of awareness and therefore inability to adapt, flow and grow efficiently in practice.

The discipline and structure should be aligned accordingly in order to learn the next step and movement. The adaptability that comes with it allows for necessary training and new things to be learnt with the awareness to apply where most appropriate.

If the ego or prior knowledge gets in the way then there is lack of awareness and an inability to adapt and learn effectively.

Without sufficient respect for the teacher/ mentor nothing can actually be learnt. Because of this the whole mind should be emptied and full awareness applied each and every time one is being taught.

The teachers knowledge is rightly far beyond what the student knows, therefore full awareness, discipline, respect and focus is always required.

Sidenotes

– Emptying your cup allows for full focus
– Self discipline is essential in order to learn and execute fully
– Without full focus one cannot learn and execute fully
– With full focus can adapt accordingly- when something is not working then have the awareness to change it. To be like water, adapt and flow.
– Discipline also shows respect to the art and teacher, also clearing the mind allowing for learning.

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Totality

Totality is full expression in all of it’s form. Such a thing can only come from now – it exists in the newness or wholeness of all that is. In order to do this we have to let go- let go of any thought of what was or ought to be.

So it is to just be here, in every moment. Wherever you are, be there, be whole, be as one. All that was in learning and in life is gone. How can anything new ever come fully without letting go of this old, without fully letting go?

In the here and now, in all that is you find truth and it’s only here that the flow exists. It is here you can truly be and become all you can be. Therefore trust in the process in order to let go and flow completely.

In totality you find both good and bad, light and dark and in accepting this all becomes one, it’s there you see the truth, beyond all. Nothing else ever was, it was only ever a masking.

This way in between, in the space, is the way to follow, a way of being. It’s the balance, the truth and it only exists in the now. It is here that all preconceived thoughts and notions are let go of and all then comes from the one truth where anything is possible. Nothing is ever wrong or right, it just is and this is where peace is found.

Thinking in terms of judgement from the past or future is to split the whole, a whole which in reality cannot be split. To know one is to know the other and in acceptance there is full control – All seeing.

This is where you become truly free, with no fixed notions. You are only the knowing and seeing.

Blocks or splits in division, whether that be past/future, me/them, this/ that , better/worse cause conflict from within and out. This conflict is simply denial of the totality or the ISness of life, therefore then disallowing the truth to appear.

Fighters sight

When you look at fighters what do you see?
I see energy, purpose and passion,
I see love beating ever faster
Overcoming that which got in the way,
To reach a resolution that may never be said,
To move beyond,
That which may have always stayed
On to a place far more beautiful,
Far more clear;
Away from any pain,
Or hurtful tears
To move on to true beauty; in heartfelt peace 🙏

~ M.L Adams ~