Live In the Moment

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment.  A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment.  If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.”

Yamamoto Tsunetomo (1659-1719) Author of Hagakure

When you come to the school to train, your focus should be on giving everything you have in that class.  Pay attention and concentrate on what you’re doing and what is going on around you.  Otherwise, you won’t get the most out of your time.  Even worse, you can get hurt or hurt one of your kung fu brothers or sisters.  The same principal applies to the other areas of your life.  When you’re at work or school, focus all your energies on those things alone.  When spending time with your family or friends, do your best to focus on those people.  Carefully determine what you spend your time on and give them your full attention…. then it follows that, “If it’s important, do it every day.  If it’s not important, don’t do it at all.”

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