Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Path

What do you notice in this fun little commercial?

There is the element of "eating bitter"; hours, days, weeks, months of practice.

There is the element of discovery.

There is the element of aspiring to achieve a goal.

There is the element of practicing the ordinary until it becomes extra-ordinary and practicing the ordinary some more until it appears extraordinary.

There is the element of gongfu.

Then there is the element of discovering that the goal you achieved is merely the gateway to even more. And you didn't even know that next level existed! Why?

Zhan zhuang works like this. However, instead of training with another person, my practice partner is the voice in my head, the monkey mind.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, thanks for illuminating the depth in this simple commercial!

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  2. This is Rick From http://wujifaliangong.blogspot.com

    Nice... "practicing the ordinary until it becomes extra-ordinary and practicing the ordinary some more until it appears extraordinary" ... I really enjoyed this posting with the Video!

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