Category Archives: Meditation

Positive thinking

Ascertain your true nature.[…] As you think, so you become. Think that you are great, you are great. Think that you are hopeless, certainly you will become hopeless. Don’t give room for negative thinking. Always have positive, positive, positive thoughts. … Continue reading

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Nothingness

“To be attached to nothingness can lead one to detachment.  Wisdom must encompass compassion.  Action must be effortless the Tao Te Ching  says it like this “He does nothing, but there is nothing he does not do.” in The Zen … Continue reading

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Zen

“Flow with whatever may happen,  and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.” (Zhuangzi)             Image Source

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Changing your Mind

(…) “CHANGING YOUR MIND The key to becoming internal in your study of Karate is being able to ‘change your mind.’ This does not mean that you must continually vacillate. It means that you must continually seek to grow beyond … Continue reading

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Here and Now

 “If you place your mind on the movements of your opponent, your mind is absorbed by the movements of your opponent. If your mind is on the sword of your opponent, your mind is absorbed by the sword of your … Continue reading

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Other (Big) Challenge

“Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness” (Lao Tzu) “Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibilities.” (D.T. … Continue reading

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Reflex

What reflects your martial side?  

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Give, Give, Give!

Nothing is as gentle as real strength.   Don´t be in a rush to do it wrong. Have the patiente to do it right.   It is the fight within oneself that gives us pain. To be victorious in that … Continue reading

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Mokuso

“Mokuso (黙想, mokusō) is a Japanese term for meditation, especially when practiced in the traditional Japanese martial arts. Mokuso (pronounced “moh-kso”) is performed before beginning a training session in order to “clear one’s mind”, very similar to the zen concept … Continue reading

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Immediate Moment

“We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in … Continue reading

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Proposal for Weekend Exercice

“Focusing on pleasant images can stop increased levels of stress and anxiety.  Taking a break from worrying allows the brain and body to relax, as you you’re your thoughts to more pleasant memories and inspiring possibilities. (…) Here is how … Continue reading

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

        Diaphragmatic breathing, abdominal breathing, belly breathing or deep breathing is breathing that is done by contracting the diaphragm, a muscle located horizontally between the chest cavity and stomach cavity. Air enters the lungs and the belly expands during … Continue reading

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