The Last Samurai

by Oct 20, 2022

At sometime in your life, either consciously or not so much, you have contemplated these seven questions in one way or another. How you answer them forms the story you use to define yourself and explain your life. If you change the story you transform, and the 1eye Life System is designed to do just that. And even if you haven’t abstracted it the desire has always been a part of you. Let’s make that “us.”

I, and so many others, have fantasized about being hurled from our common life into one where we would be forced to train, and become the best we could be, body, mind, and spirit. This is what happened to Luke in Star Wars, Neo in The Matrix, and to Captain Algren in the Last Samurai. I have put a few choice quotes around the seven positions. You may do better when you watch the movie.

Just below is a video to give you a feel for the entire movie. Please note how much is given over to mental states.

 

 

I, and so many others, have fantasized about being hurled from our common life into one where we would be forced to train, and become the best we could be, body, mind, and spirit. This is what happened to Luke in Star Wars, Neo in The Matrix, and to Captain Algren in the Last Samurai. I have put a few choice quotes around the seven positions. You may do better when you watch the movie. Go for it!

Arena:  Is when your daily life becomes your training ground. Here at the beginning Algren is an alcoholic about to be fired.

“There is some comfort in the emptiness of the sea.

No past, no future.

 

Martial Artist: What you are, rather than what you have. And what it takes to develop that.

“From the moment they awake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline.”

 

 

Ronin: Identity, Who do they think you are? Who are you really.

Life in every breath, every cup of tea, every life we take. – The way of the warrior- that is Bushido.

 

 

1eye: Meditation, Access the nonlinguistic portion of your being.

“There is so much here I do not understand.—and though it may forever be obscure to me, I can not but be aware of its power”

 

 

Laughing Pirate: Is acting with no inhibition nor thought. Just go!

 “..too many minds!”

 

 

Seeking Beauty: 

“A perfect blossom is a rare thing you could spend your life looking for it, and it would not be a wasted life. –They are all perfect. “

 

 

In a Strange Land:

“I have never been a church going man … there is indeed something spiritual in this place. I can not but be aware of its power. I do know that I have had my first untroubled sleep in years.”