Take the qualities you know, in your heart of hearts, are destructive, like…
Greed; envy; arrogance; apathy; negative pre-judgment; and hate…
And make a conscious decision not to let them work thru you in your life.
These ideas reflect the kind of martial arts “master” worth knowing (and that we strive to be).
The purely physical is the box of cake mix.
Making the cake is your training. Sitting down to eat it is part of the reward.
Going to your dojo today, is the cake mix.
Doing your work and workout is making the cake. Teaching is part of your reward.
Teaching people to become better, more cognizant, participative, more empathetic, more here and now and happy for it, that is the sacred.