zen sensei


Kick! Punch! It’s all in the mind.
If you wanna test me, I’m sure you’ll find.
The things I’ll teach ya is sure to beat ya.
But nevertheless you’ll get a lesson from teacher now
Kick, Punch, Chop, Block.
(Once more now)
Kick, Punch, Chop, and Block.
Don’t get cocky, it’s gonna get rocky,
We gonna move down to the next ya jockey now
Duck, Jump, Turn, Pose.
(Listen carefully.)
Jump, Pose, Duck, and Turn
Hm, yeah I see you’re getting better. Kick to the limit in order to get her now.
Kick, punch.
Chop, block.
Chop, kick.
Punch, block
(It’s gonna get harder now. )
Duck and Jump.
Turn and pose.
Duck and turn.
Jump and pose.
Come on now, why don’t you follow my words
Because we’re almost done, I’ll make it easy at first.
I wanna see if you wanna see what it means
To be the man with the master plan,
Are you the man now?
…Here we go, now!
Kick, punch, block.
Chop, kick, block.
Block, turn, and kick it.
Block, duck, punch
Duck, duck, turn
Jump, kick, chop
Punch, punch, punch.
That’s it for today.

I need to stop myself.

Learning How to Listen

‘To hear every sound as the dharma means to just pay attention. Listen to what people are saying when somebody is talking to you. We are usually so busy trying to say something that will impress them that we don’t really listen to what they are are saying. It is easy to give and appropriate response if we are really listening.’

- Gerry Shishin Wick Sensei, Zen in the Workplace.