Hey familia! How has this week gone?
I wanted to thank everyone who commented last week, it was great hearing your thoughts in what I wrote and getting to hear some awesome progress reports. Way to go family! 🙂
We seriously love hearing from you guys and gals and it helps us to share Enter Shaolin with others when you comment and share our posts plus helps them get a sneak peek into our community.
I also wanted to thank you for allowing me to be me. I had a few people comment on the post and privately that I sounded like a life coach, which not everyone was thrilled about. However, even that person was very respectful to me. Which is what I love about this community… We are diverse, yet respectful of each other’s beliefs and thoughts. I think we could teach the world a thing or two about how to be nice to each other and respect each other. Maybe some peace on Earth? 😉
It was interesting being referred to as a life coach, as that was not my intent at all. I’m just being me. Which happens to be a helper and teacher by nature. It’s just who The Most High has made me to be and I’m embracing it.
Each week that I sit down to right the Friday update, I usually have absolutely no idea what I am going to write about until I sit down and start writing. I let the energy of that moment (Ruach Hakodesh/Holy Spirit/Intuition) guide me in what to write about which usually ends up being from inspirations that popped up from the week or sometimes literally just in that moment.
Some might get confused as to why on a Kung Fu site we might bring up things about communication, health, wellness, money, time management, etc., etc. And it’s because Kung Fu shouldn’t just be about refining your fighting skills, it should be about refining your whole life and in by doing so everything just increases, skill, time, health, etc.
Kung Fu is a way of life and the Chinese, did not consider your Kung Fu as just a fighting form. Kung Fu could be how you cook, how you treat your relationships, how you work at your job or business and so on. Kung Fu just being considered a martial arts is a very Westernized belief.
Kung Fu is about dedication, refinement, consistency and as the name suggests hard work.
Here at Enter Shaolin we really consider you family and we want your time here not to just make you an awesome martial artist, but also a better person as whole. None of us are perfect, we all have areas we need improvement on and that is why it is our sincere desire that by us refining ourselves and making everything we do our Kung Fu, that we will inspire you to do the same. To literally be more in all areas of your life.
Because we know, when we choose to do our best in each moment, to keep dusting ourselves and getting back up, to keep growing and you do too, the change we can create in this microwave mentality society is seriously awe inspiring.
The stories we get in our inbox are beautiful. From relationships, self-esteem to health restored, Kung Fu can be as little or as big of impact as you want. My thoughts are if you are going to do something, why not give it your all? What do you have to lose? You can only gain when you are willing to push past your perceived comfort zone.
The human mind and body is an amazing thing, it will give back to you 10 fold what you give it. So take some time this weekend and think about what areas have you been slacking on, and choose to make a commitment to yourself to make those things your Kung Fu. Put the time and energy into them and watch those things flourish.
I told you last week Sifu Larry and I have been going to the gym 5 days a week (minus my one day missed) for now 4 weeks total. Before we were getting a full work out in 3 days a week, and sometimes maybe only 2. We were letting our schedules run a muck instead of owning our time. We knew that had to change, so we set the intention and made it happen.
Change is an amazing thing, it literally can happen right now at any given moment. You just have to decide to make the change. It’s not that we couldn’t have worked out 5 days a week before, we allowed ourselves to accept our excuses and use them as crutches.
It feels great to no longer allow those excuses to dictate our workout schedule, it’s also great to be feeling and seeing our rewards from choosing to dedicate more time to taking care of ourselves.
One thing I am self-correcting this upcoming week is getting back to my daily Qigong and Tai Chi routine. I felt great doing it daily and yet I stopped, again time excuses… Well now it’s time to get over those lame excuses and give my body what it needs which is more movement and more things that cultivate and refine my Chi.
What about you? What is one thing that you are going to overcome this upcoming week? Let us know in the comments below. 🙂
Now on to your training…
Here’s Your New Enter Shaolin Training:
- Muk Jong Training – Cutting Angles, Finding Your Root And Learning To Drive
- Bil Gee – Intercepting And Staying On Target With The Fingers
- Chum Kiu – Open Bridge Technique to the outside of the arm
Ngo Dac Na
& The Enter Shaolin Family