Before I started posting my ramblings here on the JJJ web site, I wrote on the JanParkerArts web site on a page called â€œfrom Janâ€™s Notebook.â€ I switched over to this site with the encouragement that others would be able to post comments on my 2 cent rambles. And some of you do.
Today, I am posting from my notebook. Iâ€™m not changing web sites, I just want to share a few one liners from notes Iâ€™ve taken over the years. Reading back over these, I will say Iâ€™ve had a lot of great lessons.
Here are just a few gems from the vault.
Combine your readings with some focused work.
Good push hands happens in the moment â€” not in the habit.
This is how your body moves. Your body!
Have a clear understanding of where you are, instead of worrying if you are in balance.
Look as if you are seeing from the inside.
Things are not a big deal when you know you are always adjusting.
Learn about regional awareness â€” how is your shoulder today?
Do you pay attention to the pirate or the land they occupy?
Body noises are detoxing â€” groan, moan, etc.
Do the practice â€” donâ€™t get attached to the outcome or what happens.
To remove blocks stay real, donâ€™t guess. Listen to where the pressure is.
If I make a forceful action, my destiny is decided.
Q. What should I do to achieve my goals? A. Find the path and practice.
Put a lesson in each touch.
Itâ€™s about choice, not over reacting.
Self cultivation is not enough, it must be passed on the community.
If you practice something that is repetitious and it changesâ€¦ It becomes interesting.
Sort out the mechanics and then sort out the energies.
Work out issues and celebrate when shit isnâ€™t shit anymore. (Perhaps my favourite!)
There is a time for putting up your feet and a time for rolling up your sleeves.
A zillion ways to make it work is different from how it works or that it works â€” let it work, make it work.
Work, work, work!