You may not realize it, but if you are living your life actively, you are more than likely on a quest. I know I am. I am a martial artist, a writer, and a voice over talent. My quest is not to only be the best I can be in each of these arts, not to just make a living in them, but to be an empowered practitioner of them. In some cases, I have a long way to go and in others it is continuing to walk the mountain path that I had started decades ago.
To get as far as I have already, and as my guideline—my compass, if you will, to move forward, is the Bushido. I know that is something obviously applied to the martial artist, but you may ask how that can be applied to the rest? The answer is simple. It doesn’t apply to any of them. It applies to my life and through that enters everything I try to do.
I’m not perfect and I never want to pretend to be something I’m not. That is why it is a quest, a journey, a path and not a destination or achievement.
In The Quest, which as you already know, if you are on my website, is both a written and an audio blog. You can choose to listen, to read, or to do both. I will be talking about the Bushido and Mindfulness and its application in modern life, how I apply it—or try to. It is my hope that something I share here can help you, my audience, in the path you are following.
What is the Bushido? It is an unwritten code of behavior that was expected of the samurai class of Feudal Japan. If you look online there are as little as six and as many as eight points of Bushido. For myself, I follow the concept of the eight points. (I don’t believe there is a right or wrong number.)
In each of the entries to come, I will also share what I can about my writing, my voice over work, and my martial arts. I just don’t want this to be just about them. I want this to be something I can simply share with you.
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