The Tao of Kaizen
(The path of constant and never ending improvement)
• The Law of Becoming
. The warrior is highly adaptable, well suited to a wide diversity of habitats, from deep forests to mountain cliffs; from quiet times alone to large social gatherings. The warrior has a wide comfort zone. There is a close relationship between an animal’s comfort zone and his ability to stay alive. The basic rule is simple: The wider the comfort zone, the greater the chances of survival. The first comfort zone is the body itself, which includes patterns of movement, strength and endurance. We also find comfort in social, cultural and political arenas. We surround ourselves with people that think like we do and hold the same values.
• Expanding ones comfort zone makes a warrior a better fighter. Ample experience allows him to tolerate higher levels of adversity and pain. An expanded comfort zone also increases his range of tactical options. All paths have knowledge and the true warrior never rejects knowledge no matter what the Source. A warrior challenges the limits of his comfort zone on a constant basis.
• One thing that we can plan on is that things will change. Many people fear change because they fear that they will be Worse off than they are now. Fear has been said to stand for False Evidence Appearing Real. Goal setting gives us a sense of direction and an expected path for this change. By being in control, our self-esteem is higher and we are more adaptable. Successful people avoid homeostasis and psychocyrosis, and learn to be comfortable in expanded comfort zones.
• Kime – The Law of Synchronized Concentration
• In combat, good timing is essential. If the warrior acts too soon or too late he may be injured or killed. A skilled fighter is one that can fill the gaps with his strikes and those strikes are a summation of mind, body and spirit directed at a specific target at a specific time. Being “on time” is a universal law. By totally concentrating on one thing at a time, and bringing all our resources to bear, we are able to produce the most effect for the least amount of energy. If all things are equal, the side that is the most unified will win.
• The sub-conscious can only focus on one thing at a time. By concentrating on positive, forward thinking goals, negative thoughts cannot penetrate your defense. The law of concentration dictates that what ever we concentrate on grows in our mind and in our experience. This phenomenon is much like when you buy a new red car and then you start seeing red cars everywhere. If you concentrate on good and healthy things, those things tend to be everywhere. We know, “we are what we eat”, we are also what we think and concentrate on.