posted on Oct, 27 2008 @ 07:16 PM
If what you are about to read sounds stupid, it is only because I can't write about it accurately... please bare with me. Your input is highly
valuable if it helps add to the subject.
I cannot call what I am about to share with you a divine revelation, but I will say that it has been an incredible opening of insight that I have
never recognized before. I now see something all the time, everywhere, in everything, and in everyone that in times past I had been totally unaware
of... at least on a conscious level. For a lack of better words, I have chosen to simply call it the Art of Order.
I suppose that I have been aware of it most of my life subconsciously, which is why I have been attracted to the Asian traditions. These people
possess more of it than any other culture I have been exposed to.
I finally saw it for the very first time at a Bushido class just the other night. My son wanted to join the class, so we were watching to see if he
was truly interested. Since it was a Saturday night over ¾ of the class wasn’t there, but then about ten minutes into the training another student
showed up late making a total of five including the instructor. From the moment I first saw the late student, who was Asian BTW, I noticed something
about him that I liked; Something unique. It actually bothered me that I couldn’t understand the appealing distinction that he had that I didn’t
see in the others.
Then it happened. I would have to say it was a culmination of all my prior experiences of having been exposed to this culture whether through friends,
acquaintances, books, or even movies. What I saw was what I call the Art of Order… a form of energy that flows from the individual causing his life
to be one of intent; of purpose. Just like a skilled artist painting a beautiful work of art, so does the artist of Order take the chaos in life and
arrange it into a work of art; harmony, balance, structure, and order. Her every move is done with accuracy, precision, and with purpose to the very
best of her abilities. Whether the most mundane actions of walking or sitting, or a disciplined skill such as dancing or Kung Fu, you can see the Art
of Oder flowing beautifully like a tranquil stream. One who is well trained moves with poise and grace, but a novice, just like in martial arts, moves
forcefully and awkwardly. This is something new that requires training and until it becomes second nature, they will appear inept.
I could see the Order in the Asian student, but I didn’t see it in the others. The instructor and one other student were both black belts, and the
other two were white belts. The Asian had just unwrapped his new sword and he wasn’t even wearing a belt , so I assumed that this meant that he was
new. I would’ve thought that if anyone would have “it” it would’ve been in the black belts, because I theorize that it is developed in the
mastering of the physical arts such as dancing, yoga, or martial arts. I can only guess the Asian has training in another art form.
I am having a difficult time expressing what it is that I now see… the Art of Order. I feel that the more I write and talk about it, the better
I’ll be able to share it. I believe that the Asian culture has individuals that already are aware of this and I am hoping to hear from them. If
there are any books on the subject I would love to read about it, because I really believe that as a person becomes aware of this force, it can be
channeled into every aspect of their life bringing Order to Chaos.
Another thing, after seeing that I lack this “Art of Order” I have been able to see a lack of it in others, and I can easily see why most Asians
would label American's as lazy. Without this flow of “energy” emitting from you, it produces a listless and lazy appearance to those who are more
aware of it, or the lack there of. This thing that I speak of is something that cannot be put on like a coat or hat. You can't fake it. You either
have it or you don't.