Thursday, November 8, 2012

Your Life is Your Dojo

I was reading Aikido for Life by Gaku Homma, and in the preface I found the above suggestion for dealing with difficulty.  Gaku Homma suggests that our lives will be filled with difficulties, and if we look at these difficulties with respect, as teachers rather than stumbling blocks, our lives will become our training halls.

Our Lives will become our training halls, suggesting that Martial Arts are designed to improve our lives "outside" of the training hall, not just in the training hall.

Imagine for a moment, if each martial art student's goal was to improve themselves throughout their lives. What would that do to the world we live in.

Now imagine for a moment, if each each instructor or master had Gaku Homma's attitude towards their own lives and the lives of their students.  

We can truly change the world in which we live with martial arts, if we too learn from the masters, by making our Lives into our Dojo and teach our students to do likewise.

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