Exploring

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Bound or unbound
In fire or earth
Exploring always
Beyond this world

~ M. L Adams

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The centre point

Make sure u always come from the centre point where you SEE everything
Ying and yang;
Go where there is nothing
Stay centred
Go to the midpoint , Not to either extreme

The way becomes as you are so stay centred
When you are centred nothing will bother you because you see it as it is
With nothing added to it

In order to go the other way life will push you to the extreme- if you stay stuck in one way and never bend or flow you always remain there, never seeing the centre point.

Bend and flow

Always returning to the centre point

Centring or self actualisation is achieved by swaying back and forth until one comes back to the centre.

The way is to intercept or stop extremes – to intercept the ego- using any method- point to the centre; to the truth.

Wanting to control
Or moving to extremes
In the uncontrolled
Comes from fear
Be centred

The way of water

To be like water
As it flows with the way
Whatever is in front of it
It knows its own way
Moving around over or under
Beyond any obstacle it may face,
Knowing where it’s heading;
It always finds a way
Nothing ever stops it;
Nothing gets in the way
It simply moulds itself
To the way it wishes to take
Moving around, over or under,
Never failing , Always finding;
Flowing with the way 💕

~ 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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Order and Flow

Each thing or being is created unique and whole as it is in its truth and oneness. Therefore to resist or reject any part of it in any moment of the journey is to reject the self and also the whole, resulting in a sense of disharmony.

How then to maintain some order and unity in the process of natural flow? As we are a thinking/ meaning creating being the only way I have truly found is through Faith. This I believe is because we can so often be caught up in having to do or be in a certain way, in a world of comparison or duality which in reality is just concepts. All is simply choice. Therefore we choose which way to follow and flow through the direction of our intention.

We are all created unique and will therefore follow a unique path, this is not necessarily set but directed through our own personal intention and experience and ultimately the meaning applied to it. With the capacity of higher consciousness and awareness then order can be both a natural flow and one with an intention applied to it along with Faith.

Without Faith, disunity and resistance can occur. With faith you apply your own internal creative ability in harmony with the external to create a natural flow towards your goal.

The faith then allows it to happen. Without either faith or some external order applied then things do still happen as a natural occurrence but are not directed towards a specific end as well as they may be otherwise. So it is then the blend of the two that create a natural harmony and balance towards achieving your goal.

“Direct intention and yet have faith you will be guided towards your goal, there you will flow as naturally as does occur with all nature in its growth.”

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.

Detachment and Attachment

After practicing Jeet Kune Do for the last 3 months I’ve found myself having some philosophical insights and reflections after classes, so I’ve decided to add this as a regular topic on my blog in hope these insights may also be of some inspiration to you.

The following is my latest insight, please do share your thoughts and comments too. Thank you. 🙏

Detatchment and Attachment

Ultimately it’s about detachment, in detachment you have conscious awareness and control. You are able to direct your energy where it is you choose to go.

Find and attach as you need and is right to do, at the right timing and then let go.

You are your own unit of conscious energy, learn and trust in your directing of it. Only then can you be equally aware of where others are and what they are doing.

In order to not be directed, you need to be detached in the sense that you are the observer – to direct, you need to be in control, in charge of where you are at all times, always- knowing.

From here you are really in a position to guide and teach others because you can see all and be all- you can adapt, direct & let go.

This is full awareness from the ultimate whole – it sees all – it’s not in a fixed position – it flows, it adapts. Be like water therefore, don’t attach, be the flow, always moving, flowing, adapting and changing. Always letting go.

In letting go you find new things, new ways- you open your mind. You are never fixed or stuck but always moving as you need to, just like water.

Sometimes you may direct and sometimes you are directed, sometimes it is still and balanced but it is never fixed. Everything changes and has to change otherwise it does not grow.

Water within is always centred but it adapts as it needs to- to the environment- to the one it’s with. To learn, grow and move, it adapts, it follows. Only then may it rise and as it’s stronger it can guide rather than be guided.

Trust within that you do and will adapt and flow just as you need to do, that your energy is one, always is and always will be. Therefore use your mind, trust with feeling that wherever you go is the right way, as you are always learning.

“Give up thinking as though not giving it up. Observe the techniques as though not observing.” ~ Bruce Lee