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Ben Higgins
post Sep 30 2011, 10:02 AM
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..no, not the band.. I mean the process of focusing on something. tongue.gif

I just thought I'd share a quote that I have just read. I really like it and it made me understand something myself. I'll let you see what you get from it. smile.gif

The original source is Anonymous so I can share the whole thing:

A young boy traveled across Japan to the school of a famous martial artist. When he arrived at the dojo he was given an audience by the sensei.

'What do you wish from me?' The master asked.
'I wish to be your student and become the finest Karateka in the land' the boy replied. 'How long must I study ?'
'Ten years at least,' the master replied.
'What if I studied twice as hard as all your other students ?'
'Twenty years,' replied the master.
'Twenty years ! What if I practice day and night with all my effort ?'
'Thirty years,' was the master's reply.
'How is it that each time I say I will work harder, you tell me that it will take longer ?' the boy asked.
'The answer is clear. When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the Way'



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post Sep 30 2011, 10:14 AM
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Wise words, ty for sharing.


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post Sep 30 2011, 10:32 AM
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post Sep 30 2011, 06:48 PM
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fantastic.

Is this from the Zen Guitar book?


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post Sep 30 2011, 06:58 PM
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This is really nicely said, very wise words smile.gif


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post Sep 30 2011, 07:20 PM
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that is a very nice concept, i like it.


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post Sep 30 2011, 08:05 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Sep 30 2011, 06:48 PM) *
fantastic.

Is this from the Zen Guitar book?


It's from a book called Zen in the Martial Arts... but -

as I was reading it I realised that the author of Zen Guitar had definitely read this book ! smile.gif


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post Sep 30 2011, 09:30 PM
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Brilliant story, thanks for sharing !


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post Sep 30 2011, 09:57 PM
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Awesome Sir Higgins.....very usefull to be reminded of....


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post Sep 30 2011, 11:22 PM
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Great quote smile.gif Thanks ben! "Eye on the prize" can cost you an eye ball! You need both of them to find your way smile.gif


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post Oct 2 2011, 09:25 PM
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biggrin.gif you just made my evening mate! THANK YOU!


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post Oct 2 2011, 10:50 PM
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Guys, I'm really happy you all like the story.. It was one of those moments for me where you think 'Ohhhhh, of course.. now I understand !' smile.gif


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