Martial Arts Parable: It Will Pass

Wise man meditating

A martial artist felt frustrated at his lack of progress over the last several years. He traveled to meet an old master who was reputed to be the greatest living martial artist.

“I’m stuck in a rut,” the martial artist said. “I’m not flexible, I can’t remember my techniques, I’m not growing.”

“It will pass,” the master said.

The man came back five years later. “You’re right,” he said. “I have reached a new level. I have good control, my memory is sharp, my body is strong.”

“It will pass,” the master said.

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