NATURE PIC OF THE DAY

I just love this photo, so serene so peaceful. Although, the ocean is a very popular source of fun for many. For me I am content just to watch it’s daily ebbs and flows, bird and marine life interaction, and the back drop of the heavenly bodies. What do you like m0st when you visit the beach/ocean, how do you experience it. Please share your thoughts.

Sifu G-

POWERFUL BENEFITS OF CHLOROPHYLL

The Benefits of Chlorophyll are not widely known. In this post I just want to highlight a list of the the benefits this powerful plant pigment so that you can do further research on your own. I encourage everyone to look into this I take it weekly and I highly recommend it!

Speeds red blood cell production

Cancer prevention

Kidney stone prevention

Treats arthritis

Fights bad breath and body odor

Powerful antioxidant

Detoxifies the blood

Delays aging

Digestive health

Prevents insomnia

Anti-microbial

Wound healing

Balances acid/alkaline

Boosts immune system

Treats pancreatitis

Strengthens bones

Treats anemia

The evolution of Shu Ha Ri Do from 1998 until now…

As many of you know already I created my own martial arts system in 1998 after many years of training. This video shows a glimpse into the evolution of Shu Ha Ri Do. I have had over 700 students since that time clearly the influence of Shu Ha Ri Do has only gotten stronger.  Osu to all of my students and students to be, together we continue the lifelong pursuit of self mastery under the Kingdom of Heaven.

Self mastery the life long journey, follow the blue print!

More on self mastery from my book “Harness the Power Within and Without”.

The Mind

As you have just read the body is truly a marvelous machine however, like the influence the wind has on water so the mind has a similar affect on the body. Without wind bodies of water would not move they would not have a stimulus. We have all seen ponds that are still having no current.  Well the mind causes the current within the body.  Just as the mind causes the current that flows thru the body that current could very well be a violent or

uncomfortable current.  For example when faced with a difficult situation some have established a modus operandi of doubtful negative, thinking and thus react with;

  • nervousness
  • anger
  • despair
  • hopelessness etc.

now what are the tell tale signs of these emotions. How they make you feel physically right like;

  • cramps
  • indigestion

  • headaches
  • sweating
  • or rapid heart rate

remember what caused it all… the way you think.  Now, nervousness, anger, and the like are all natural responses to stress.  However you must not allow this to become a habit.  You must dedicate yourself to positive thinking, reinforced by positive learning and other positive influences.  The breathing technique I outlined for you is an example of positive knowledge; retrain yourself by using it to establish new stress response patterns.  What you know is not power until you use it and the type of knowledge is a critical issue.  In chapter 1 the mind is outlined as the part of the brain that deals with thought. The mind is also represented by a burst of light in the Shu Ha Ri Legacy symbol. Your positively empowered mind can light the path for the right way to “think feel & do” commit this to memory.  On the other hand a negatively empowered mind does just the opposite.  You can say that ignorance is bliss however what you don’t know or choose not to know can hurt you. You see we become victims of our minds by repeating the same response patterns.  When this happens you also become victims of circumstance.  Due to a circumstance or situation, that arises in your life you react the way you’ve trained yourself to react.  Only afterwards do you think to yourself I wish I would have…  If you harness the power of your mind you will be able to harness the power of circumstance.  A wise person once said life is 10% what happens to you and 90% your response or reaction to what happens to you. One of the major points I am trying to convey in this section is for readers to recognize that the power of the mind lies not in events, circumstances, situations etc. rather in our thoughts and choices.   So harnessing the power of the mind begins with positive thinking which is developed by positive learning/influences and recognizing the power of choice.  Previously I used an analogy describing the wind affecting water in a similar way the mind affects the body.  Water however, simply reacts to a stimulus we on the other hand can choose our actions there in lies the power given to us at creation…. choice.  I previously mentioned an empowered mind lighting the path, well let’s break down the analogy of light.  If your mind has not been empowered positively, or if you routinely allow negative circumstances, or situations to become your primary focus then these circumstances or situations can accurately be described as dark for you.  During these times the solution is obscure to you, during seemingly dark times our minds can keep us in the dark or as stated before light the path out.  The kind of knowledge we have acquired negative/dark or positive/light determines whether we are kept in the dark or brought into the light.  Negative knowledge seen as valuable to many in society is;

  • sexual immorality
  • manipulation techniques
  • being a clever cheat
  • showing no remorse
  • telling half truths, etc.

  • rage
  • slander
  • gossip

Examples of Positive knowledge is how to develop

  • good ethics
  • morals
  • values
  • innocence
  • honor
  • respect
  • courage
  • patience
  • love
  • faith
  • hope
  • trust

need I go on which list will you build your life, or the life of your children on.   When faced with dark or any other times which foundation would be more beneficial cheating ,or honor, manipulation, or respect, immorality, or morality, rage or patience, the choice is yours.  If you want your mind to light the way for your journey positively, then positive knowledge is essential.  We acquire knowledge primarily through what we see read and hear.  Some sources are;

  • TV
  • movies
  • books
  • radio
  • song lyrics
  • talk shows
  • family
  • friends
  • and environment

Do not underestimate the power and influence these things have on your mind.  Your mind is much like a computer.  Computers do what they are programmed to do.  So… who’s programming you? The major difference between humans and computers, like humans and water, though is choice.  So I say again take back the power of your mind by choosing or filtering carefully what goes through the eyes and ears.  For these very things become the thoughts which once they marinate with your vulnerable inner person or spirit will become your feelings, your passions, what inspires you.   Now just as the mind steers you, and lights the path, your feelings fuel you love, anger. passion, hate, these are internal matters which leads me to the spirit.

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Toxic people at your workplace…?

Another poetic nugget of truth from “The Book of Hai Clue”. We have all endured what I wrote here. Having wisdom to deal with this problem is very important. 

Factions at the distraction

“The Case against the work place”

While at your 40 hour distraction

You must learn to perfect your reactions

to those who lack understanding, and have conniving intellect

These only seek to cause a negative effect

Such folly you must learn to deflect

The effects of these types are obviously toxic

Though some wish they would stop it

This has no affect on the mind of a gossip.

What is Shu Ha Ri Do?

What is Shu Ha Ri Do?

Shu Ha Ri Do is a complete martial arts system created by me Sifu G. After Spending years of training in Karate, Boxing, Kickboxing, Wing Chun, Wresting, Judo, Jeet Kune Do and other systems. I created the Shu Ha Ri Do martial arts system in June of 1998.

This all just happened it was not planned. I had no indication before it happended that I would create Shu Ha Ri Do.

I devoted hours upon hours upon hours to the study of martial arts, human anatomy, strategy and Tsun Tsu principles in “The Art of War”, The Book of Five Rings, and Bruce Lee philosophy. When I was not in a dojo I would spend at least 15 hours weekly in a library or book store absorbing information. I did these things because I constantly had questions and an unquentiable thirst for mastering combat scenarios mentally, physically, and spiritually. I visited dojos often just to cross reference what I was learning.

All of this information reached a critical mass for me in June of 1998. I simply gave birth to this “thing”, this life changing philosophy I called Shu Ha Ri Do. I structured Shu Ha Ri Do into a 7 phase system with 3 levels per phase.

Why did I choose the name Shu Ha Ri? Shu Ha Ri has a 3 part definition: The 3 stages that one takes through the martial arts, from simple imitation, to development of one’s own style and personal development in the martial arts. This is the pathway to how I created Shu Ha Ri Do. It is a pathway to self mastery mentally, physically and spiritually and thus is the pathway I teach.  Self mastery is a life long journey not a destination. As a Christian I have used the principles of Shu Ha Ri Do as a tool to master patterns of a discipline life guided by the Kingdom of Heaven. 

HISTORY OR “HIS”-STORY?

Another poetic nugget of truth from my book “The Book of Hai Clue”.

Who’s Story?

History
Has a story

What is it?

To absorb it
You must pay a visit

Take caution however, not to embrace

“His” story
In “True” History’s place

“His” story will glamorize
What ought not be done

Like Murder
Immorality
And many other evils
Considered to be gallant or fun

Are you listening to it’s lesson?

Think it’s boring?

Think it doesn’t apply?

For the sake of a nation

History answers the
Hard questions of
Who, What, When, Where, How and why?