This week’s Warrior Talk will be on Right Action. Please pass this on to as many people as you can. Like dropping a pebble in a pond, the ripples can have a significant effect on someone else’s life.
Developing a Black Belt Attitude: RIGHT ACTION
Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking. J.C. Watts
Each week we discuss a Black Belt Attitude topic with the kids in our Warrior Talk. This week will be on Right Action. Please pass this on to as many people as you can. Like dropping a pebble in a pond, the ripples can have a significant effect on someone else’s life.
Developing a Black Belt Attitude: Right Action
- Right action is borne out of awareness. Calm, still and present awareness, free from the play of thinking. The right response is precisely in tune with exactly what is needed. Stillness, action then stillness with no residual movement. Not too much, not too little.
- For children it is very simple. You can liken the “right” action to colours. What is right is always green, what is wrong is red.
- Your actions should be harmonious with your environment, leading to peace rather than ill will. Do nothing that will cause harm to others, it all fits into one, you lead your team with peace, and also in your daily life to act harmoniously with all.
- It is about discipline, service, patience, courage and loyalty, essential traits to the martial arts that need to be carried through into daily life.
- Right action is that which ‘feels right’ to the person themselves; action which allows them to sleep at night or look back upon their lives and be at peace.
The right thing to do never requires any subterfuge; it is always simple and direct. Calvin Coolidge