A Martial World
In this mixed-up contentious world what is one supposed to do? Grand Master Shim was one to emphasize the basics. Maybe that’s the place to look.
It starts with the individual and broadens from there. Much of our conflict stems from our diverse, fundamental belief systems. People don’t see things the same way, therefore tension between people develops. The resolution to these differences can be a difficult process. Fundamentals take many shapes and forms. In general we call this a ‘world view’.
It is important to understand one’s own belief system - the good foundation. From here one can evaluate and adjust or confirm this system. It’s like basic actions. You need to know what you know and how to apply them to a self-defense situation.
Take a look at all the battles you face every day. Someone is contending for your money, morals, influence, time and affection to name some common ones. How do you discern and choose? Not only survive but prosper? Basics.
May the martial way prove helpful in this constant battle.
Till next time, GMC