Double weightedness, an absence of yin and yang. Fundamentally, an absence of the two primordial forces which regulate and govern order and balance in our lives and the universe. Generally, when we speak of double weightedness, oftentimes, the reference is of a physical aspect. For example, weight bearing, stance, etc. We need also to add mental, emotional and psychological balance in the frame. Psychological imbalance not only impacts on our mental and emotional states but enormously affects our physical wellbeing. In a combat situation, our emotional state could play a crucial role towards the outcome of any confrontation in which we find ourselves. Furthermore, in any situation where we may find ourselves faced with uncertainties relating to our ability to deal with said situation, our emotions, in trying to deal with this may very well result in us becoming physically and mentally tense. This tension can indeed be referred to as double weightedness as it renders us almost incoherent in our actions thus creating a feeling of imbalance both within and without. It is the aim of our opponent to create this feeling of tension, stress and imbalance in our psyche and in so cause a disruption in our natural equilibrium. Stress, tension, nervousness are I believe the result of chemical imbalances in our brain which can all be controlled and managed by proper work ethics regarding our training and a profound belief in our ability and savoir faire.
A zen quote: I can defeat you physically with or without a reason but I can only defeat your mind with a reason.
6 September 2022