Re: Misogi and Internal Training
There is an old spanish saying (paraphrased): Tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are.
There are those who talk and their are those who do. There are those who see the glass half full and those who see it as half empty and every action has an equal reaction.
Some claim to have "It", others want "it" and many aren't aware that they already have "it". I for one look at the results of it. What is the by product of "it"?
As such, expertise/mastery/genius is most often proven by the results "of the technique in combat". For me and others of "like spirit" "it" is the ability to bring prosperity and protection to our families.
Obviously, some of us practice all the time. We attempt to get better. We try not to delude ourselves. We test our skills. We do. As a result...we are successful and prosperous. We are having fun given the fact that there is still water in our glasses.
Who are your friends?
Joseph T. Oliva Arriola