Chasing Positive Feelings
In this episode of the Martial Art of Self, we continue exploring some further dimensions of the Martial Arts personality.
In particular, we open up and discuss the pattern of chasing positive feelings through our art, or whatever it is we are doing.
More often than not we are trying to generate some powerful positive feelings to boost our ego, or we look for positive feelings to superimpose onto the negative way we truly feel deep within ourselves, or life.
Here I tell my story of how I chased some positive feelings to boost my ego or compensate for the negative emotions I felt inside. I list some of the core applications that I use to face and work through my negative emotions.
The essential question I ask here is whether the things we do - such as martial arts - grow our person or our ego.