The closest I have come to martial arts is a self-defense class taught at a local community college a decade ago. The admiration for the inherent wisdom of its various disciplines, however, has been there from afar.
My husband recently picked up a used copy of a book he once treasured, Zen in the Martial Arts by Joe Hyams (Bantam, 1979). I saw many life lessons in a flash as I thumbed through it.
And so I decided to spend more time thinking upon the simplicity of Zen wisdom as expressed through martial arts teaching, and how it relates to anger.
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