Martial arts will teach us many lessons. Some about physical situations in self defense and sparring, some about breaking material such as wood, or brick however the real strength it gives comes from within. The real “armor” of martial arts is in the understanding of universal laws we have been talking about, the Laws of Sowing and Reaping, Attraction, Abundance, Vibration, Polarity and Rhythm...through the understanding of these laws, we can protect ourselves from so much more than anything physical.
Although we know the Universal Laws, it is not what we know but what we do with what we know...so there is also some armour that will help keep us mentally safe. When we use the following pieces of armour, we defend from the real and ongoing attack that each of us face, every day. The attack on our confidence, ability and self-worth can be overwhelming sometimes.
Helmut of Salvation of the Higher Purpose we have
Breastplate of Courtesy and Righteousness
Belt of Integrity and Truth
Shoes of Perseverance and Peace
Shield of Self Control and Faith
Sword of Indomitable Spirit
When we get up each morning and meditate on these things, we activate the Universal Power (I call it God, you can choose something else) to help fight the good fight. To help us overcome the inner demons (ego) that constantly say we are not good enough, you are too old, you do not even have a college degree, who's going to listen to a little kid? all sorts of negative things that we say to ourselves. When we put on the amour of martial arts it will help us to seek and destroy the negative weeds in the garden of our mind. Then clearing space to plant Goods seeds in our Good soil to produce a plentiful crop of 30, 60, or 100 times.
Mr. Chris Rowe