My personal "Interpretive" Lens!
"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin
Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.
Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.
A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.
A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.
The Secrets of Self Protection/Defense
Why do we have conflict? We do we argue and fight? Why is there war and other such awful things in our world? Why do we even need things like the FA/MA and so forth? Why, why, why? Why is it a mystery to us when we go through conflict and then say to ourselves, what the fuck just happened?
The answers is complex but simple. It is an answer that warrants further research and jumps to the head of the class as to what should be taught as the fundamentals of any and all systems of self protection. It stems from the old saying, "Knowledge is Power!" If you bring it to the forefront of thought/brain/mind it cannot hide in its disguises.
If we understand it and make it something we keep in our conscious then we are better able to recognize it and thus divert it to where it belongs and that is not in the arena of "conflict!"
I will provide three words that will tell you what it is and if you are curious then you will "GO OUT AND DISCOVER" what it is, what it means, what you need to know about it and some clues as to how you can make good use of it to avoid the bad of conflict and make any conflict a win-win conflict.
Are you ready, you sure, this is it and it will only come this one time here and now, ready, ok, checking again are you sure? Ok, it is:
"The Monkey Brain!"
It is there, we all have it, and we all have to deal with it one way or the other. Take control, learn about it, and then learn through knowledge and practice to deal with it rationally and consciously.