A Kung Fu Meditation Poem

Agitation from within
robs one of reflection
and clarity of vision.
In this state of mind,
it is of course impossible
to act with presence of mind.
The right thing, then,
is to keep still
until balance is regained.

One can only do this, however,
when he himself
is not affected by the turbulence,
although its disastrous effects are already visible in those around him.
If he withdraws in time,
he remains free of error.

 But his friends,
who no longer pay attention
to warning, will,
in their excitement,
certainly be displeased with him.

However,
he must not take this into account.

From “Kung Fu Meditations” Helen Kei Hua

Author:

Shifu Ahles
Shifu Raymond Ahles, the owner and Chief Instructor of the Blue Dragon School, is a certified instructor of Ba Gua Zhang Kung Fu & Chi Kung and a 7th Generation Lineage Disciple in the Ch’iang Shan Pa Kua Chang Association. In addition to his 30 years plus teaching experience in the martial arts, Shifu Ahles also holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology, he’s a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has an extensive background in the healing arts of Oriental Medicine including certifications in Advanced Amma Therapy, Chinese Herbs and Acupuncture. He is a licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in NJ.