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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What A Martial Artist: Bruce Lee

This was one tough homie, I mean he could jab, he could punch, he could kick, and he could use them nunchakus like they were an extension of his body. This man was a one man army...one opf the best martial artist the world will ever see. Bruce Lee was a wonder to behold, his martial art skills were legendary and he was definitely a super dedicated student of the Far Eastern philosophy.

Bruce Lee is the the person that hearlded in the then “new” chinese, asian methods of fighting and combat. Mr. Lee had all of us howling and mimicking the fighters from the Far East...and I was one of them. When I was a little guy growing up in the “hood”, me and most of my buddies were wild about this guy from China named Bruce Lee. This entertaining martial art expert was some entertainer - we felt our manhood when we saw Bruce Lee in one of his movies...his fighting was so unique..."he seems so real"...we would say, “Bruce Lee is one of us, he don’t take no mess...he’s just like us”. We use to make nunchakus out of used, old broomsticks(a new one would have been preferred but momma-sensei wasn't having that, hah...haaa...). Hey...don’t discard them old, wornout brooms....I might want to make another pair of nunchakus. Bruce Lee and his martial art friends would be proud.

A lot of you may see Bruce in a not so kind light. “Wasn’t he dangerous?" "Who could want to praise a warmonger, a violent person?" Alright, I will give you that. But do remember that martial art and martial art followers mainly persue the fighting discipline not as an offensive strategy but as a means to avoid or combat aggression. Bruce Lee was a strong advocate of this usage of kung-fu and the other forms of asian fighting. He was real martial artist and a nice man to boot.

Like I say, Bruce Lee was one exciting cat and deserves all the accolades we and the rest of the world can give his memory. I for one will always miss the guy who’s influence possessed me to the point where I was cutting and chopping up my mother’s broomsticks...man...this Bruce Lee must’ve had “it”. Yes, he did.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Make Room For Positive Thinking

As you know the negative is always around, always on the prowl, always at the door - it seems to be adept at attacking us when we least expect it. The world of darkness, with its croonies just loves bringing us down, spoiling our days...sucking out all the light and joy we have in our lives. They’re just a gloomy bunch, and letting them hang-out with you will surely be a bad, bad decision - no good will come from having this group around.

But, hey, there is hope for us...we can do things to keep this gang from approaching us...we can fight back. Positive thinking, yeah I know, you heard all this before but really, it does work; the results can be surprising. Think about it, maybe we are allowing Fear, Pain, Hate, Jealousy, and the rest of the crew to to get away with murder: murder of our mental health.

Try this: for each negative, unclean thought, think two positive, healthy thoughts. Oh, don’t be fooled, changing one’s mind into the positive thinking mode isn’t an easy thing to accomplish - it’s not like turning the key in an ignition...no...no...that’s not the way it works. The world is presently overwhelmed with low thought vibrations, and unhealthy mind states. So, implementing the plan above will not be an easy task, for the dear earth of ours is full of the negative, its everywhere we look. To succeed in the combating of negative thinking takes a determined effort, you will have to be diligent and alert...the enemies of positive thinking will not stop trying to envade your mind sphere...these guys are relentless. So you better stay attentive, alert to any negative thought that enters your mind - DON'T ALLOW ANY MOOD-LOWERING THOUGHT RESIDENCE IN YOUR MIND. That won’t be a piece of cake but you must try to do it. Try and try again, it will become easier as you practice this routine.

And when positive thinking just seems to be like lifting a truck, remember that every journey begins with the first step. Start your journey to a better life today, refused to let the Gloom Team be winners in your life - face them, combat them - and WIN.