Fight without Fighting

When you realise there’s ‘nothing’ to fight you don’t need to,

All defence is illusion based on something to protect,

When in reality there is nothing

Realise this and you’re free

To fight without fighting,

Accept all that you see and move freely

Intercept anything particularly in yourself that blocks or threatens this freedom

Most importantly,

Be you;

Be free

~ M. L Adams

The Journey of a Martial Artist

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 ♡

Miranda ♡

 

Taking Risks

There are always risks;
You share you might get rejected,
You open up you might get dismissed
You let go, you might let the darkness in;

But whats the alternative,
A life closed off
Scared and in hurt,
Vulnerable like a tiny little bird

Yet with every opening
You build your courage from within
Growing stronger with every single beat,
Until you are ready to expand your wings Fully let go; step off that ledge and fly ❤

~ M.L Adams

No fixed position

What does it mean to have no fixed position?

Is it a lack of faith or understanding?

Not this or that,

No fixed position is simply an awareness of what is,

Without anything added to it

An acceptance of the whole

From no fixed position we are free and without conflict

Seeing all as it is

As one whole

Often the more we add to something the more we cause conflict,

Within and without

Simply here,

Simply being

Seeing all you can see;

Being with all that is

That is freedom

~ M. L Adams

Focus

The power of focus is one of the greatest powers we have and when we are aware, it can be directed towards that what is greatest for us.

Our attention is always directed somewhere, however we either choose to direct it where we want to, or it is directed for us. Wherever our attention is directed it is far greater if this is as much a concious choice as possible.

There are many possibilities in life and many perceptions and once we are aware of the power of focus we can have it work for us rather than against us. As what we focus towards is what we will see and experience.

From experiencing the ups and downs of directed and misdirected focus I’ve put together 5 top tips in applying the power of focus in your life. I hope you find them helpful and allow it to work some magic for you.

  1. Focus on what you want – too often we can be led astray either by others, outside forces or our own undisciplined mind and begin to focus on things we do not want. Train your mind to focus on what you want and then you will experience more of this.
  2. Discipline – We have to train our minds to get them to work for us. We can do this through various ways such as  meditation, visualisation, affirmations and more. By doing this we are choosing to direct our mind rather than be easily influenced by outside forces.
  3. Feeling – Our feelings are a great indicator of our dominant focus points. Observe how you feel and redirect your mind where needed and necessary.
  4. Association – Those who we associate with have a powerful influence on our focus. Energy transfers, so choose your company wisely, be around those that you can be positively influenced by and where  you can also have a positive influence.
  5. Diet and exercise – what we put in to our bodies is as important as our minds. The exercise we do will also affect our focus as the body affects the mind and vice versa. Be mindful of both the food you take in and the exercise you do as this will either positively or negatively affect you, the states generated and subsequently the outcomes.

I hope you find the above tips useful especially as we are now approaching the end of lockdown and we can use this as a time to reset and refocus. Make sure it is you who is in charge of it 🙂

Focus on where you want to go

Focus on being the person you want to be

Not on the old or what you’re told to see ♡

Miranda ♡

 

 

Choose to believe

Some things are hard to see

Some things are hard to believe

Yet they are real as you and me

Some things take long  to make,

Some thing are hard to create

Yet they are only in the waiting

Always believe in your true dreams

Always believe you can be what you want to be;

All is possible even though hard to see,

If only you choose to believe 

~ M.L Adams

New Journey

To set out on a new journey

Open and free;

Simply to be

 

To set out on a new journey,

One with all that is,

The journey has been waiting,

Now you’re ready

 

To set out on a new journey,

That’s so perfect and pleasing

That all you can say,

With all that you see;

Is did I find it, or did it find me ♡

~M.L Adams

Journey to Gold

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♡

~ M.L Adams

Keep going

However many times you get knocked down,

It’s up to you to always rise

However hard something gets,

It’s always your choice to turn it around 

No matter how much your faith is tested,

You can always rise stronger;

Always, always keep going

~ M. L Adams