Cheesy title, I know. I’ve written in my last few posts that I’ve been in a slump lately, having no motivation and just feeling a little down in general. Well after yesterday, August 13, 2016, I feel as if I’ve found what I’ve been needing.
About three years ago my Kung Fu brothers and I started Shaolin Kung Fu. Yesterday we all tested to first black. It was a great test, probably our best ever! It’s an amazing feeling to get your black belt after three years of training, dedication, hard work and eating bitter. However, after going on this long journey to black I’ve learned that black is just the beginning. It’s now that the really hard work starts and I have to be more dedicated than ever. With black comes a whole new load of responsibilities. Thanks to the many friends and teachers we’ve made it this far and have so much more to go.
Therefore the Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn’t possess,
acts but doesn’t expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it lasts forever.
I’m excited to start this brand new journey and it’s just what I’ve been needing. I’ve really struggled with confidence in every aspect but also in my martial arts, it was in this test that I finally saw a little more confidence come out and translate into my martial arts. I’m excited to keep learning and get better.