A martial artist who drills exclusively to a set pattern of combat is losing his freedom. He is actually becoming a slave to a choice pattern and feels that the pattern is the real thing. It leads to stagnation because the way of combat is never based on personal choice and fancies, but constantly changes from moment to moment, and the disappointed combatant will soon find out that his "choice routine" lacks pliability. There must be a "being" instead of a "doing" in training. One must be free. Instead of complexity of form, there should be simplicity of expression.
I think, therefore I am.
I do not evolve, I am.
To Do is to be... Plato said that.... To Be is to do.. Aristotle said that... Shoo-be-do-be do...Sinatra, baby!
To do is to be.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.
Wholeness is not achieved by cutting off a portion of one’s being, but by integration of the contraries.
Space flights are merely an escape, a fleeing away from oneself, because it is easier to go to Mars or to the moon than it is to penetrate one's own being.
God is the only being who, in order to reign, doesn't even need to exist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Out of My Later Years
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The World As I See It
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