Before class tonight I asked some of the students why they weren’t practicing. They answered that they were waiting for class to begin.
During mokuso I asked my students to reflect upon how similar ‘waiting’ is to ‘wasting’.
Time is our most precious resource. It cannot be bought, nor replaced. When your time is up, it is up. Our time is limited and should be our most valued commodity. I can’t bear to think of you wasting your time, or mine. We should invest our time for maximum return.
Most Sobukids train twice a week. Many adults train more. Investing 10 minutes before class in additional practice will reap you in excess of 1000 minutes of practice over the course of a year. That is the equivalent of two months worth of lessons!!
In Japan they say 一期一会 (one time, one opportunity)
In Rome they said Carpe Diem (seize the day).
Gen Y say YOLO.
In any language, use every moment wisely and seize every opportunity to live your life to its fullest.