Thursday, August 21, 2008

Todays Quote: Chiron on Sacred Space

"What makes training sacred is that you cannot do it in the usual mundane haze of inattention." - Chiron

Very true. What Rory is describing is something that most of us miss during our daily lives - focus on what's happening, right now! I remember many training, sparring sessions, and even fighting, and once you get past the frantic beginning, there's a feeling of being there, a glory in what's happening at the very moment it happens. At a certain level of training and conditioning, what you're going to do, and what the opponent does just become what happens. Instead of struggling to make it happen, it just does. I miss it.

1 comment:

Colin Wee said...

My man ... how about when you enter into 'the zone' and time seems to pass differently. It's like you know what's going to happen, you see the technique happening and already you're responding ... all in a split second. And then you can recapture all of this in your minds eye afterward? Totally wierd. I love it!