Monthly Archives: November 2014

The 5 Steps to Positive Thinking

 

 

positive  mindset
positive mindset

Not everyone has a positive mindset and you may notice that some people always seem to be happy while others are not. If you feel that you aren’t always happy you need to understand that the only difference between you and them is that they possess a positive mindset. Having a positive mindset can make you more popular at home, work and at school. It is possible to attain a positive mindset and below we have set out 5 steps that you can take to achieve this.

1. If you are a Martial Artist and you begin to live your life with passion your mindset will automatically change. Don’t just go through the motions each day, enjoy what you are doing. Get excited about the things you do on a daily basis and if you’re not happy with them change things today!

2. It is so important to always be grateful for what you have today. Have you sat and thought about all those things you have in your life, without taking things for granted. Of course life throws you challenges regularly, by being grateful for what you have, you can deal with any challenge that is thrown at you. One of the worst things you can do is become needy or desperate and always keep in mind that positive thinking will always attract positive results.

3. Get into the habit of being proactive. Again this will help you develop a positive mind and by doing things that need to be done you are becoming more responsible for your actions.

4. Take responsibility for your life. If you are the type of person who blames others then stop this immediately. By taking responsibility you will have much more control over your life as well. Once you feel as though you have more control you will be motivated to take action and deal with problems as they occur, instead of letting them get you down.

5. It is important to surround yourself with like minded people and this includes friends, co-workers and family. Negative people get together and blame others for their problems. This isn’t going to help you at all. Instead the best thing you can do is to stay away from these types of people. Always be sure to be with those people who care about you and love you. It will make a huge difference!

While achieving a positive mind is possible it can sometimes take hard work and sacrifice to achieve it. By following the above tips you will be on the right path to improving your outlook and getting that positive mindset you always wanted.

The Martial arts Guided Meditation: Wealth

Guided Meditation
Guided Meditation

In a guided meditation, your meditation session is led by an outside source – whether that’s another person or a recording you made for yourself.Also, there is a specific purpose for a guided meditation. Your goal might be to manifest something like better health, wealth, or deep relaxation.

 One of the hallmarks of a good guided meditation sequence is that it’s open-ended. A point is reached where the subconscious is allowed to take over and insert its own images and symbols. In the following example, the guided part of the imagery is stopped at the point of walking through the doors. This is where the subconscious could take over.

With some practice, the images that arise from beneath the conscious mind can become interpretable and clear.

 You can use this Martial arts guided meditation to help you manifest wealth in your life by making a recording of yourself reading it aloud and then playing the recording as you meditate.

 The Martial arts Guided Meditation for Wealth

Imagine walking in a field, in the soft glow of the moonlight on a pleasantly warm summer evening. The gentle wind causes the tall grass to sway in rhythm. The pleasant scent of the nearby shrubs and flowers intoxicates you as you deeply inhale the moist air.

 After holding your deep in-breath for couple of seconds, you slowly release and continue to walk through the field.

As you’re walking you notice many signs of abundance; piles of gold and diamonds are scattered throughout the field. You think to yourself that there is enough for everyone to be wealthy beyond his wildest dreams.

 From a long way away, you can hear the gentle hooting of an owl. As the wind begins to pick up, you can feel the warm air blowing through your hair. You notice a light in the distance that appears to grow larger as you continue walking towards it. You realize that it is a temple – a glorious temple made of gold and lit spectacularly by the full moon.

 As you approach the temple, you are filled with a sense of awe. You realize that something amazing is about to happen; this is obviously a place of great prosperity and abundance. You feel that the key to wealth is going to be revealed to you.

 When you finally reach the temple, you start up the long, winding stairs. You move quickly and easily up the stairs with minimal effort. The movement is so fluid that it reminds you of an escalator, only much smoother.

After a few moments you reach the top and see a set of large doors made of wood. With tremendous anticipation and excitement, you push against the doors with all your might. The doors open slowly and with a gentle creaking sound. You walk into the temple, which is filled with light streaming down from the ceiling. What do you see in the temple?

How to Make Your Own Guided Meditation

 You can make your own guided meditations quite easily. The most important thing to keep in mind is to emphasize the senses. Describe what you see, hear, feel, and smell. Also important is that you feel safe and comfortable. For example, you don’t want to imagine being in your bathing suit while in a snowstorm.

 Comfort and sensory detail will help you project yourself into the imagery. The images you give yourself and your thoughts around them should be centered on the topic – wealth, in this example. As previously stated, leaving the imagery open-ended will allow you the space to find the answers you’re looking for.

 When you’re finished, make notes of what you felt and saw. Examine your meditation to determine what you can learn from it. The answers aren’t always immediately obvious, but they are there.

 Guided meditation can be a powerful tool in your self-development arsenal. Used regularly, it can provide tremendous insight and be used as a problem-solving tool.

 Try writing your own guided meditations based on your desires, goals, or challenges, and do it regularly. You’ll be amazed and thrilled at the results you see in your life.

10 Martial Arts Strategies in Finding the Path to Inner Peace

 

find the Path to Inner Peace

What does it mean to have inner peace? In this “always in a rush” world, it can be challenging to establish and maintain feelings of inner peace. But if you work on it, you can discover how to cultivate a calm life that’s free of pettiness and turmoil.

Apply these ideas and strategies to pave your own road to serenity:

  1. Realize that your life matters. Regardless of who you are, you’re just as important as the next person. On the flipside, you’re also as insignificant as the next guy. When you understand this, it will help you tremendously in living an unaffected life.
  2. Refuse to judge others. It’s difficult to let go of the internal judge that we all seem to have. Noticing things we dislike about others, talking about those issues, and giving too much attention to things out of our control is a huge waste of our emotional resources.
  3. Focus on the positives in your life. Perhaps you have a great spouse, healthy kids, and a job that helps you live the lifestyle you want. Therefore, you’re rich by many standards.
  4. Find the “holes” in your life and plug them. In other words, if you have a few unhealthy habits you’d like to eliminate, target them one at a time, and change them.
  • For example, maybe you say, “I’d have the greatest life ever if I could only [fill in the blank].” Then, figure out a way to achieve what’s lacking or alter how you see situations you’re unable to control.
  1. Recognize that you’re entitled to live a successful life. Forget about keeping up with your coworkers, neighbors, or close friends. What do you think reflects success for you? Live by your own standards.
  2. Be kind to others. It may sound like you’re back in kindergarten, but it’s important to be nice to those around you. Life often sweeps us away to the point that we’re so intent on accomplishing our goals that we lose sight of the fact that we’re all here together. Make time for small gestures of kindness to uplift those around you.
  3. Go on a personal crusade to find the goodness in you. What character traits do you possess that are desired and cherished by others and yourself? Know them. Acknowledge the goodness within you.
  4. Seek spiritual guidance and support. If you wish to be a part of an organized religion, visit various houses of worship until you find something that feels right to you. You’ll know it when you experience it.
  5. Practice Martial arts, yoga or another physical activity that fills you with peace. When you’ve engaged in physical activity to expend some energy, reaching a place of calm often follows.

  6. Consider reading about and practicing some form of meditation. Start out by meditating for ten minutes per day in the morning. Sit in a quiet room in a comfortable position. Stare at an item on the wall or close your eyes. Listen to your own breathing.
  • Focus on how the air sounds with each breath. If it helps, say something repetitiously to yourself, like “in” and “out” in coordination with your breathing. Allow thoughts to flow in and out of your mind. You’ll feel surprisingly calm when you’re finished.

Finding your path to inner peace can be an adventure full of interesting experiences. Focus on achieving inner peace. You’ll ignite your passion for life. Namaste.

Namaste or namaskar is used as a respectful form of greeting, acknowledging and welcoming a relative, guest or stranger. Namaste is spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.

Harvard Scientists Found Something Surprising About People Who Meditate  http://mic.com/articles/103790/science-has-amazing-news-for-people-who-meditate

7 Martial Arts Strategies for Dealing With Negative People

Martial Arts Strategies

 

Anyone that has to deal with negative people on a regular basis knows just how challenging it can be. All the complaining and ‘doom and gloom’ talk can really sap your energy and patience. At the conclusion of a mere 15-minute conversation, it can feel like the life has been sucked right out of you.

The good news is you can lessen the effects of their negativity by coming up with a plan to deal with this challenge.

Try these strategies:

  1. Be objective. It’s important not to take the negative person’s comments personally. Recognize that they’re pessimistic most of the time and take an unhelpful perspective of most things. They can be so absorbed by their negative thoughts that they have a difficult time being tactful.
  • In reality, you might feel a little sorry for them. Aren’t you glad that you don’t carry the same negative attitude about life? It’s difficult to be upset with someone when you feel sorry for them.
  1. Keep the conversation light. It can be very helpful to steer the conversation to lighter topics, like the weather, martial arts, movies, or sports to keep things from getting too intense. Some people simply enjoy feeling the emotional intensity that comes from being negative.
  2. Avoid rewarding negative talk. Sometimes we inadvertently encourage the negative person by being too supportive.
    • Instead, don’t engage fully in the conversation when someone is being overly negative. Instead, be enthusiastic and supportive when they’re being positive. Keep your responses and attention to a minimum when the negative talk is flying.
  3. Try not to be alone with them. You won’t feel the brunt of the abuse when there are others to share the grief. Plus, the negative talker will usually be less intense when he doesn’t have the undivided attention of a single person.
  • It’s also much easier to excuse yourself from the conversation because you don’t feel like such a critical part of the interaction. 
  1. Make a concerted effort to limit the amount of time you spend with them. Every positive and negative experience in your life has some effect on you. So take care of yourself and avoid spending more time with them than you need to.
  2. Be a positive influence. You might be able to help the person feel more optimistic by being a positive influence in their life. If you think they’re simply lonely, perhaps you could get a group together and all go out for dinner. Or maybe you could suggest a hobby. See if you can identify a specific cause for their negativity and then assist. 
  3. Eliminate them from your life. Especially if you’re kind-hearted, you’ll most likely want to save this option as a last resort. Sometimes we have people in our lives that don’t have to be there, and it doesn’t make sense to maintain the relationship if that relationship only brings you negativity.

Negative people are a fact of life and something that we all must deal with from time to time. These strategies will help you keep their negative effects on your life to a minimum.

Each day is a new opportunity to practice good habits like in a True Martial arts.

Good habits of Martial arts

 

I am excited by each day. Whatever I did yesterday is gone and no longer has any hold on me. Who knows what might happen tomorrow! Therefore, all I have is the present and I plan to make the most of it. Part of making the best out of today is taking every opportunity to create habits that I want to have in my life. And habits do take practice to form just like Martial arts. With each behavior I reinforce repeatedly, I start or continue a pattern. I want to only engage in actions that serve me, so I stay conscious about each thing I do. With each intentional act I make, I gain confidence in my ability to effect positive change in my life. No matter what, I know that I can learn to make the best decisions possible, regardless of my circumstances. If I find myself engaged in behaviors that are less than supportive of my highest vision of myself, I choose to take different actions next time. And as long as I am alive, there is always a “next time.” Today, I am thankful for my good habits. I joyously put myself into every chance I get to make new ones. This is a daily practice for me, since each day is a new opportunity for me to practice good habits.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What are some good habits I already engage in daily?

2. What is one thing I would like to change in my life that I can take action on today?

3. How do my good habits support my sense of self?

 

All my relationships in Martial arts are loving and harmonious.

Excellence in Martial arts

I have such wonderful relationships. I understand that the key to harmony is communication, so I make it a point to communicate effectively and compassionately with everyone I know. I only enter into relationships that are healthy and beneficial to me.

My relationships are full of love because I have caring people in my life. I show my love toward them, too. I have a genuine interest in others and want them to be happy.

At work, I remain professional, but I reach out to others. My clients, co-workers, know that they can trust me. I feel comfortable with all of these people. My work place is loving and harmonious.

At home, I regularly ask myself what I can do to strengthen my relationships. I accept that positive relationships require daily time and effort. It is 100% worth it. Good relationships make life worth living.

With my friends, I strive to be understanding, even when it is challenging. Everyone is different and has his or her own needs and challenges. I am always kind and considerate. My relationships with my friends are very important to me.

Today, I choose to do what I can to make all of my relationships even better. I choose to be open, supportive, compassionate, and loving to everyone in my life.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. What can I do to strengthen my relationships?
2. How can I be a better friend and partner?
3. Why are my relationships important to me?

Kobudo is the word used to refer to the ancient (classical) martial arts schools of Japan.

Kobudo is the word used to refer to the ancient (classical) martial arts of Japan.

Traditional Kobudo martial arts schools impart a lot more than fighting strategies and are also more than the usual “good exercise routine.” These arts-many of those are actually hundreds of year’s old-are holistic approaches to expand, improve, and empower body and spirit, and also to assist in strengthening the connection between body and mind, spirit. Intended for the traditional practitioner, martial arts are paths of physical, intellectual, spiritual, as well as social growth, not competitive sports or marginally socially acceptable types of violence.

The traditional martial arts have much to offer children and adolescents, and will serve as vehicles for improving and strengthening mind and body, spirit. The most popular belief is the fact that martial arts as well discipline young boys and girls. And, while even though this is sometimes true, it is the numerous other advantages of training-the improved focus, concentration, as well as self-control-that really provide youngsters with the actual life skills to choose to be disciplined.

The fact is, there is a robust body of scientific research demonstrating the fact that martial arts improve self-esteem, confidence, and mental health among children, adolescents, and young adults.1-4 additionally there is evidence that martial art training minimizes aggression, physical violence, and also inappropriate social behaviors.