The journey of a martial artist is a tough one, it is that of a warrior. One who is willing to set their mind and spirit on the ability to overcome any obstacle for the sake of moral justice and protection of those who need it most.
It is a journey that tests our character and willpower to the upmost but one that is worth every step of the way, for the courage and integrity it builds within are values that once there are always within you.
These values and many others are built along the journey. As a Martial Artist grows and are tested throughout the way, their belt begins as white and gradually become darker over time with all the effort put in; then further over many more years it returns to white again.
Why is this and what does it symbolise;
Throughout the journey of toil and effort we grow stronger and our belt is soiled, then further and further it begins to fade. We then reach a time where we no longer fight as our intuition is so developed we realise we need not fight, and as any great martial artist knows the highest skill is to not have to fight at all. To sense an opponent before he can even engage with you.
The journey is one that always stays with you and these are skills that will always remain a part of you.
Ultimately we return to our original purity; to the source ♡
As you look back with a tear in your eye To see how your journey unfolds, As if the road ahead was somehow foretold Yet all this you could never have known; That step by step the journey you took, would always lead you to gold And that gold is where you never thought to look, As all along on this beautiful journey you had it with you; Which only makes the gold all the more beautiful♡
I am writing this as both an expression of being led in this way and a warning against it.
Always trust your own intuition above all else, there are unfortunately many out there who will lead you along a path to nowhere for their own benefit. With my experience and if they had been in integrity it would have sounded more like this;
‘I invite you to follow my way, which is in fact not a way but I will pretend it is a way, keep changing it and telling you that you’ve got it wrong until you figure out there isn’t one.
Please join me, it will be fun!’;)
Honesty and integrity are so important and can be harmful when not put in place. Please always above all be true to yourself and aware of others truths ♡