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Tai Chi Wednesday with Winston Price

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Truest and Dumbest Statement Ever: We All Have the Same 24 Hours in a Day

If you don’t know, there is a saying, “We all have the same 24 hours in a day”.  This statement is absolutely true, to a point.  Some people have access to more of the 24 hours than others.  Depending on a person’s station, capability and access to certain resources the 24 hours of peoples’ days are different.  So yes we all have 24 hours to work with each day.  Most people of Earth spend all of their lives on the planet; and unless you believe certain myths that are out there, time has never stopped for anyone.  When making statements to people make sure that you are putting yourself in their shoes.  One thing that can happen when you are stating certain things is that, even though you believe you are coming from the most urbane of places, and you say a statement with no negative intent; sometimes it is what you say that is extremely offensive, because what you say is noted as what you believe, and even though you think you understand something, someone, or a situation, what you say can prove completely different. 

When you tell someone something make sure you are truly noting who they are.  Do your best to look at their station, their capability and their access to resources.  I move you to read Kenneth Burke’s Grammar of Motives. Kenneth Burke established an acute method termed Dramatism. The base of Dramatism is the notion of motive: the causes why people do the things they do. Burke believed that all of life was drama and we may discover the motives of people by looking for their particular type of stimulus in action and discourse. Burke generated a “Pentad,” which are five questions to ask of any discourse to begin rooting out the motive: Act, Scene, Agent, Agency and Purpose. The Act is the actual action or inaction.  The Scene is the environment, both literal and figurative, of which the action or inaction took place.  The Agent is the person or persons doing the action, or inaction.  The Agency is how the agent acts, or does not act, and by what means they do so.  The Purpose is why the agent acts.  Now here is where things get tricky for some.  Instead of ignorantly answering the questions of what is the (add part of pentad here), actually ask the person or persons involved and believe them when they answer.  It is okay to note their answer; if something they say or do contradicts what they formerly stated, make sure to let them know of this discrepancy.  Call them out on it, as it were.  In doing so, you will be better able to understand a situation and know surely if anything of relevant note needs attention.

So, make sure to note a person.  Secure an accurate understanding of their station.  A person’s station consists of their age, their educational state (i.e. schooling years, working years, and field experiences), their socioeconomic standing and their system of moral values.  Understand of what they are actually capable.  Take into high regard their actual mental and physical dimensions, and their emotional and spiritual understanding of their Self.  Make sure to realize that not all people have equal access to resources and adjust your framework accordingly.   Some people may physically be closer or further away from a resource.  Some may not have knowledge of resources.   Also, others may not understand that there is even a necessity for/of a particular resource.

It is unreasonable to assert that just because one person can do something then others are equally as able to do so, and so, they should thereby go with the standard noted.  Solely because a standard is efficient for one does not necessitate the particular efficiency for all others.  It is unreasonable to assert that just because one person knows something then others should have this knowledge as well and believe as deeply as the one that holds said knowledge.  It is unreasonable to assert that just because you feel or believe something then others should feel and believe as you do.   It is unreasonable to assert that just because you act or measure reality a certain way then others should act that way as well. 

We all have the same 24 in a day, and we all have opportunities to do and not do things; we all make our own choices, hopefully.  It is unreasonable to believe that someone notably different from you should do everything the way you do and be the way you are.  Actually learn about someone, their systems and way of thinking before you categorize things in your reality around them.  When making statements there are times we inadvertently negatively judge others.  Don’t only watch how you say something; note what it is you are actually saying.

 

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  

Looking at the Octahedron: Mental and Emotional, Physical and Spiritual BY WINSTON PRICE

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Looking at the Octahedron: Mental and Emotional, Physical and Spiritual BY WINSTON PRICE

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I hope you all did well in your geometry classes.  In past posts I alluded to a fitness square with the corners representing the Physical, the Spiritual, the Emotional and the Mental portions of one’s health.  Well here’s the thing.  The square is actually a Regular Octahedron.   Just in case you need a reminder, a regular octahedron is a Platonic solid composed of eight equilateral triangles, four of which meet at each vertex.  When looking at one’s fitness as an octahedron, one vertex represents physical health, the other vertex symbolizes one’s spiritual health and the square plane is where one’s mental and emotional health reside.   Marking the square ABCD (  ABCD); if point A denotes emotional health, then point C will equal mental health and the line segments joining angle BAD (∠BAD) and angle DCB (∠DCB) construct the connective measures of the angles directly connecting the mental and emotional states of one’s being at multiple points and allowing that there are four points that connect mental and emotional states to one’s physical self and four points that connect mental and emotional states to one’s spiritual self.  This structure allows for the notion that one’s mental and emotional health directly affect their physical and spiritual health; also it notes that one’s physical health and spiritual health directly connect to one’s emotional and mental health.  However, it does not allow that the spiritual and physical states are directly connected.  I contend that one’s physical and spiritual health factors are indirectly connected by the physical and spiritual states being equally connected to the mental and emotional states.  So allowing this to be true, one’s emotional and mental states are directly connected; one’s physical, emotional, and mental states are directly connected; and also, one’s spiritual, emotional, and mental states are directly connected.

I separate the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual states into two groups: Group 1 and Group 2; Group 1 consisting of the mental and emotional states of a being, and the physical and spiritual states representing Group 2.   When working on health and wellness, to make sure you are working most efficiently, work either group or both, not just one part of any group or one from each.  Also, make sure not to solely work on one group.  Make sure that both groups are worked on fittingly.  If one part or group is anemic, then the entire system and each part therein, will not be at their most efficient.  Don’t over focus on one part or group; this will cause a critical imbalance.  Over working a part or group within the system has a tendency to negatively affect that part or group and the other parts or group causing a myopic mindset and a negatively skewed viewpoint toward the other parts or group of which are not being properly attended.

I believe that a fully healthy person will have a positively balance octahedron with all points and connections equally interacting with one another.  Having a positively balanced octahedron is something I feel many people do not adequately work toward when focusing on being a healthy being.  I believe that most will only work on singular parts.  I also believe that the greatest problems people have are dealing with their mental and emotional states of health because it is far too complicated for people to have the acumen of understanding their intrapersonal natures, necessities and desires.  I believe that it is far easier for one to be able to handle their physical and spiritual health because they are quickly given feedback from their social environment to tell them what is right and what is not.  I believe we are educated socially on what is to be correct , and have quick and abundant social/civil grading on how they are by those we are a part.  It seems to me that cultures easily command to those of their populace what is physically and spiritually expectable; and have cultural rules and regulations in place to grade and critique.  However, there seems to me to be a more obscure sight on the mental and emotional grade of one’s self because they find that communicating on an intrapersonal level is far too difficult because whatever one feels and thinks may directly conflict with how one was socially educated.  Example, we are all told that we are to equally love one another no matter what, spiritual regulation by society; however, if you emotionally or mentally love someone the wrong way you are evil and improper.  We are given a proper measure of physical health, body fat percentage; however, if you believe differently and feel better as one’s self at being either over or under that measure you are demonized as an individual.  Also something that I believe puts a great strain on being mentally and emotionally healthy is that there is no rational measure.  It’s all conjecture.  We are told how to look and how to act toward others; however, we are told that if there is anything that makes us believe that what we are taught is not correct then whatever that is will be evil and wrong, and that has a tendency to our mental and emotional state, because as the octahedron dictates, our mental and emotional states of being are directly connected to our physical and spiritual realities.  It is difficult to be open and honest about one’s inner self when who we truly are, mentally and emotionally, might turn us into a demon in the eyes of our society.  It is easier to look the part and act the part.

So the point: before you enter, and/or continue, on your journey of being healthy, become an expert on your Self, your inner self.  Become comfortable with your Self and what you are mentally and emotionally willing to do and capable of doing to better understand who you are, what you want and what you are willing to do to get it.  Work from the inside to the outside.  Work on the outside to the inside. Work on directly affecting everything.

 

For more information Winston’s his martial arts academy please visit Internal Magnification.  

Winston Price, Executive Producer, has over a decade and a half of marketing, advertising and public relations experience. He began his business career in 1995 and is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington. Winston also is a master martial artist and personal trainer with over 2 decades of knowledge and experience. Winston runs his own school, Internal Magnification Martial Arts, where he focuses on helping people reach their personal goals of health and fitness via At-Home personal training with martial foci of Taekwondo, Tai Chi Ch’uan, Hapkido and Ba Gua Zhang. As an executive producer for VoiceAmerica, Winston utilizes his skills in business and personal training to help new and existing hosts maximize their opportunity with the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network by supporting his hosts with the business and personal aspects of creating and developing their show. Winston believes that each host brings their own flavor to the Network. By properly coaching and motivating his hosts, they are able to produce THEIR show with THEIR style and THEIR passion being at the forefront of every broadcast.  

 

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