There is a rhythm in nature.
Watch a lion hunt and a gazelle graze. The gazelle grazes sheepishly. It is never centered in its breath because it must always be aware of what the lion is doing.
Where is the lion? Am I in danger of being attacked? Constant alterations of grazing and fight/flight responses.
Think about a shot of adrenaline in your brain every microsecond and that’s what it feels like to be constantly in fear of the lurking lion.
Now, consider the lion.
He is the master of his dominion. He is a hunter. Being a hunter means that you are not allowed to graze on grass. You do not have the pleasant fortune of being able to secure easy access to food. No, you must work to eat. You must be strong, fast, and dangerous.
More importantly, to hunt something means you have to be in rhythm with it. Think about the markets and making money. If you can “feel” the stock movement, you can profit off of it.
To dance, you have to first be in rhythm with the beat.
To attack your opponent well, you have to be in rhythm with him.
Attacking is timing.
Think about how a jaguar pounces on prey from the treetops. Finding the right moment is critical for success.
To do this, you have to control your breath. You do not control the tempo of your breath, but you become aware of the tempo of your breath. The distinction is subtle; find the tempo.
Once you find yours and ground yourself, you can find your opponents. Once you your opponents, you see windows and space in between his breaths.
You become in sync with your opponent, with nature, and with the circle of life. If you execute properly, your opponent is now finished prey.
Flawless victory as they say in mortal kombat. The kill happens so quick that your opponent doesn’t realize death blew him a kiss until it is too late. You are an assassin. That is the definition of being an assassin.
If you can combine strength and power into your control of breath and nature, now you are a lion. Now you are a king. Now you are a hunter.
So take your place in the circle of life.