A great sage in Japan was visited by a fighter.
The fighter was afraid of losing and asked for guidance. The sage told him not to worry, not to be afraid. He said he had a powder that would make him unbeatable. He told him it made everyone else he gave it to unbeatable as well.
The fighter listened intently. The sage then gave him the powder and told him how to mix it with water every day.
He said that if he drank it in water before his fights he would be assured of victory. This powder would give him strength, speed and stamina, it would make him invincible!
For many years afterwards this fighter was unstoppable. He never lost a single bout. He was absolute perfection, just as the sage predicted.
The Real Powder
Then one day the fighter visited the sage to ask for more information about the powder. He wanted to know why it was so powerful and what was in it that made it so effective. At this point the sage asked the fighter to follow him.
The sage led the fighter to a shed where food supplies were stacked. He reached into a sack, grabbed a handful of powder and let it fall form his hands.
“This is the magic powder I gave you”, said the sage.
The fighter drew closer to the sack and proceeded to read the writing on the bag. Before the fighter could open his mouth the sage said, “Its flour. I gave you flour used for baking!”
“You gave me what?” Said the fighter. “Flour?”
“Yes, I gave you flour.” said the sage. “And this proves that you won the fights because you had the ‘knowing’ that the powder gave you everything you needed to succeed.
It is this ‘knowing’ that causes success or failure. You could’ve succeeded without the powder if you ‘knew’ you would. When you ‘know’ something, there is no doubt. No resistance. When you ‘know’ something, your mind, body, and the power of heaven and earth conspire to make it come to reality. According to your ‘knowing’ you have achieved your victories. Now go back to your training ‘knowing’ what you do now, as you did with the powder … and victory will be yours!
Great story right?