Expectation: Let’s assume we can do something and than try to do it ? Maybe it will go fine but maybe not. To me our set of beliefs are like a filter we view the world with. I don’t mean your values but the, I am better than him or green is better than tan evaluations we hold dear. It takes less effort in the short run to work by a pattern but it’s not very nice considering we are working like machines and not really living our lives. We fail at learning and observing this way. Another point is that when you exepect nothing from people (not think of them as nothing) than you can truely see them and pretty much never be surprised.
I came upon this as I was going to Korindo class and was going down the elevator with my Jo(I opened the evevator door with the end of the Jo). Take a stick and hold it at the end. Start to push objects with it but avoid leaning into it or tensing any part that isn’t working. In fact try not to tense at all but be whole instead of a collection of limbs. Once all the furniture in the house is in a neat pile 🙂 Place the end of the stick against a wall and push it back. Don’t break it now. Especially if it’s not your own.
If you have a pull up bar or anything that serves you as one you can enjoy the benefits of rope climbing by using towels. Just wrap two or one around the bar and do pull ups from them. As you and your grip become more comfortable you can climb a long one that was rolled well or actually get a rope and use it.
Ah Nothing like cold water to wake the body up. If you are tired and need a fast wake up, Just wash your face with cold water or better, douse yourself with a bucket of ice cold water. It will jolt your system and bring up the core heat to a high for a short period. This will burn parasites and sick cells so the good cells will be able to grow well. It also builds spirit as it is considered unplesent by some who haven’t tried it. Once in the morning and once before midnight wil get you both daily cycles according to healers and the double dose is felt especially well if you fast during that day starving the bad cells and letting the body ssytem quit and relax for a while.
I am assuming you know the Chinese balls routine. The small metal balls that have bells within. You can work on lots of stuff with them. For one you can do the original rolling in the hand having them not touch and make no sound. You can hold them and rotate them with the hand to the side or backwards and it is fun to do. Check what direction is easier to rotate the balls as your palm faces the floor. Anther way is to throw and catch them trying to make no sound. From the back and over the shoulder works nicely and helps in working or a good punch. As in all work. Noise is a tell you are doing something wrong (Well almost any work 🙂 ) Try to make no sound as you walk, sit and do anything in daily life. Practice and enjoy your progress and understand why we sometimes fail.
Spring or bounce action: There are many ways to load the tendoms in power so you can resue or diver power. As you run or walk you can (with little practice) divert the enrgy or hitting the ground from hip to hip if you move with the breathing rythem and feel the bounce from the floor. let the power move you forward and enjoy the ride. The same way you can load the arm as someone is coming toward you. Put your hand on him or her and let his enrgy load your arm so you give him back his energy with a little more of your own. These are just two examples of this work. If you are heet, you can lead the power to your fists and release or re- use it as you wish as long as you don’t get tangled with emotions of getting hit or taking it personal and holding the tension within. This is not easy but it is rewarding. You might say the Kingdom of heaven lies within.