Life is Art, Vida es Arte
Brinde aplausos al Makoto de las personas – Applaud the Makoto of Others – Makoto (sincerity)
When we want something, really want something, we tend to apply ourselves to reaching that goal. It may or may not be good for us, but we want it… and gosh by golly, we are going to do our best to achieve/ or get what we want. I watched a video today about some of the basic training done by athletes, in this case it was soccer, goal tenders. I watch the game, and I see the players running, jumping and doing simply amazing things with their bodies as they work their way across the field. When the ball is kicked towards the goal keeper, I’m stunned at the movement and the efficiency in which the goalie can reach for the ball. It could be coming at him/her from any direction, from what seems to be a standing still position the goalie leaps into action. It is amazing.
These dedicated athletes work hard to do what they do. We watch and cheer them on, but do we remember to applaud their hours of training and selfless single-minded focus on their craft. We get to enjoy their performances because they have devoted their time and energy to be the best they can and what they want to do.
The videos were very inspiring for me, and I am not athletic, never-the-less just watching I got a feeling of tightening in my abdomen, I just couldn’t imagine that kind of determination, passion, and drive, dancers who hone their skills are much the same, the body is going to do what it is required … they practice every day.
Life is a serious of challenges that come at us from every direction, it is with dedication to our faith, and our Makoto at applying our knowledge to our daily activities to live as better human beings. It is important to remember that we are not alone, and that we should appreciate those around us who make our lives so much richer.
Namaste – Oyashikiri