How to win over hate?

So, last night I was rewatching one of my favourite childhood shows. “Samurai Jack”

Long ago…. in a lol everytime I recall samurai Jack, either the intro or the phrase ‘jump good’ pops up in my head. Do you remember the episode when Aku is surprised seeing Jack flying and says, “You can flyyyyyy….” Jack replies, “No, jump good”

Jack really should have gone back in time to his home in that episode. But they cut it off there. I don’t remember what happens after.

Anyway, I was supposed to talk about this other episode. The episode is titled, ‘Jack vs Mad Jack”.

In this episode Jack faces the hate, frustration, anger and rage within him. It takes his mirror image physically through Aku’s magic and battles him. One could say that it is also his ego. When he battles his ego and the evil Jack… everything around is getting burnt and the forest is catching fire. Watching it, I couldn’t help but think of that proverb, the hate within you destroys everything around you. The hate within you consumes you. Jack is also struggling to beat his evil self. He gets hurt fighting the hate and rage until he finally realises that the only way to beat hate, frustration and anger is to let go!

So, this is what Jack does… He lets it go! He calms himself, straightens his hair, ties it in a knot, looks deep within and destroys the hate inside him by letting go. In doing so, the evil Jack vanishes and the magic loses it power.

In today’s polarised world, where a brother picks up arms against his own brother, where 2 people with different opinions can’t hold a thoughtful debate, where riots and protests have become the answer, inequality is on the rise…. the answer is winning over hate.

Be like Samurai Jack, destroy the hate and anger within you and let it go… because if you don’t, it will destroy everything around you. In the process, it will consume you.

Here’s the clip of the episode Jack vs Jack, a powerful lesson from a children’s animation. https://youtu.be/SUhmVfAvdSs

Picture credit: Samurai Jack Wiki

A quick update and something to think about!

It’s not that I have ran out of ideas and lost my interest in writing and blogging.

Past few weeks, I have been writing a lot as a matter of fact. Probably written well over 15000 words for different reports. I can’t really say more than that about them.

On the bright side, I have about 5 different topics laying about in my drafts on this blog site. It’s just that I haven’t been able to complete them because most of them required a bit more effort and research and some require deeper reflection.

Anyways, this coming Sunday, I should be good to release the drafts laying about. Maybe even 2 at a time. Let’s see how I get on.

My focus recently has a lot been on meditation. In short, I came across 2 of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s books, How to break the habit of being yourself! And Becoming Supernatural. A lot of skeptics who may read those books will simply discard the research. But my question to those literalists and skeptics is this, science is only recently uncovering the quantum physics and neuroscience of human potential. The ancients have possessed this knowledge long before us.

To give some examples, meditation, contemplation and solitude has resulted in select few ordinary people to unlock their hidden potential.

A lot of books are full of miracles and stories we regard as fables and perhaps exaggeration to some. My question then is this, if quantum physics and neuroscience is revealing some of these hidden secrets only now. Imagine how much there is to unravel. Are you still sceptical of miracles? Are you still not a believer? I am not really giving you any solid evidence. I am only laying out where evidence can be found. The two books I mention will give you some idea on neuroscience of mysticism and the access to quantum field. Different dimensions…. then there are other books on real life mystics who have lived before us and some who live among us even now, who have performed miracles.

Anyway, I was only here to give a short update but as always i start talking about things… this time, things I have been reading and researching and meditations I have been practising. Dr. Joe Dispenza is one person who has documented research and books and then there is also, Wim Hof, the iceman who is spreading a powerful and simple breathing technique which enables us to get high. Yeah… that is literally what happens… you get high off your own supply. No drugs, no intoxication haha

Give them a search on YouTube or google and ask yourself this question, do you still deny the miracles of the mystics?

Progress and Action

My 2 good habits that I have managed to be consistent with, since the lockdown started are: Meditation and  Exercise.

I started by doing 20 push-ups a day and meditating every morning. Since last summer, I had been very inconsistent with practising martial arts or doing exercise. Perhaps going to counselling and showing up for the sessions kept me weighed down. During the whole process, I was listening to audiobooks, podcasts and watching YT videos as an escape. Escape because, my time was mostly filled by listening to fictional novels from some of my favourite authors. With the start of 2020 and having finished with counselling sessions, I wanted to re-implement some of the good habits that have stuck with me throughout difficult times. The two being meditation and exercise! It’s always these two that help me find balance and reorganise my mind.

This Spring with lockdown in place I tried a new combination of meditation followed by exercise for 90 days… I skipped a few days here and there. Skipped either am or pm session. It didn’t go as I planned, however, I managed to develop these habits back into my daily routine with greater consistency. I was meant to update my daily log of accountability but I really found that a chore lol. Still I started by doing 20 push-ups right after a meditation session. Usually I like meditating after an intense workout and emptying my mind and just sitting with myself observing and enhancing the focus and emptiness… this time, I was meditating first and to reward myself (the brain) I was doing push-ups. The idea being that my brain needs dopamine and endorphins released to feel pleasure and for the habit to stick. I can say that it worked really well. I also went from doing 20 push-ups to 50 push-ups. Then changed it up to 100 push-ups a day (5 sets × 20 reps).  Now, I have brought another slight change and started to lift weights too. The day I don’t lift weights, I do 100 push-ups. The other days I lift. I still maintain my focus on core strength and flexibility because I want to keep my taekwondo skills up to par.

Why am I sharing this? I can keep carrying on quietly and do what I am doing. My reasons for sharing are simple, everyone goes through different life challenges. You never know what others may find inspirational. I am not really going to post pictures up lol because I hardly take pictures. I don’t have a habit of taking selfies or pictures. So sadly, I don’t have the skinny me before and some after gains haha… The idea behind sharing this is that, you can start no matter your level, start with habits that you want to develop and stick with them, challenge yourself, hold yourself accountable through social media posts or through a friend. Become consistent, do a little bit everyday, rather than not doing anything at all.

Personally for me, consistency matters a lot. If I am able to stay consistent with my habits… hopefully it filters through to other aspects of life too and become consistent with everything I want to do and plan to do. Focussing on the process, not the outcome. The next steps for me are filling in the daily report card with consistency. To see what I am referring to check out these previous posts:

http://macropassions.com/2020/04/05/how-to-motivate-yourself-to-sustain-your-productivity/

http://macropassions.com/2020/02/29/leap-progress-process/

I want this progress and action to filter into my process and auction too.

Until next time,

Put in those reps