Be Like Water Practical Wisdom from the Martial Arts

ISBN-10: 0446690317

ISBN-13: 9780446690317

Edition: 2003

Authors: Joseph Cardillo

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Whether you'd like to conquer fear and anxiety, develop a more compassionate mode of communication with others, or simply learn to be utterly happy wherever you may be, this little book packs a big message. What exactly is it we're all driven to achieve, possess, and know? How can we be happy and nurturing individuals? Be Like Water examines these questions through the lens of martial arts and offers spiritual exercises and written "resolutions" to serve as mantras in order to help readers improve their lives. Author Joseph Cardillo -- a black belt in Kenpo karate -- draws on sixteen core principles that all martial artists rely on to be strong yet supple, agile yet fluid, sensitive yet powerful. Capturing the essence of these qualities in clear, simple prose, Cardillo illustrates how even the most mundane tasks at home and at work become Zen-like exercises. Here you'll learn that summoning chi is about finding one's center, seeing with your skin means developing sensitivity and intuition, and wrestling an empty jacket teaches us how to overcome force with softness. Inspiring and accessible, this book will help all of us sail through the hectic times in our search for a better life. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

How to Use This Book
Summoning Chi: Find Your Center
Emptying Your Mind: Avoid Assumptions
Being the Flame; Being the Hand: Observe and Listen to Others
Assessing Threats: Conquer Your Fear
Seeing with Your Skin: Develop Your Sensitivity and Intuition
Knowing Your Targets: Control Your Urges
Intensifying Your Effort and Striking: Channel Your Energy
Feeling the Rhythm: Respond Appropriately
Finding Your Range: Expand Your Comfort Zones
Identifying Your Priorities: Consider Your Net Gain
Pacing Yourself: Manage Your Energy
Wrestling an Empty Jacket: Overcome Force with Softness
Being Like Water: Go with the Flow
Living Creatively: Follow Your Bliss
Cultivating Spirituality: Seek Enlightenment
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