Category Archives for Q&A with Shifu Ahles

How do you know when you are pushing yourself too hard physically training?

How intense should you train is relative to where you are in your training – meaning how much body conditioning has already taken place for what you are practicing. You know how much you can push yourself based on if you are exhausted you are when you are done. If later in the day you […]

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How do you Quiet the “Monkey Mind”?

One student asks, how do you quiet the “monkey mind”? The answer: Give it a banana! When you give a monkey a banana it will sit still, calm down and eat it. The banana is representative of the focal point we use to during meditation. Give the mind something to focus on and it will […]

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How Can you Sincerely Trust Someone Who Has Deceived You?

You have likely heard the saying “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me”.  If someone has repeatedly deceived you, how can they be trusted? I’m not sure that they can. You may want to look at the conditions or the severity, based on your perspective, of the deceit. If it […]

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