a2o Fit

Translated from a Japanese haiku (so the syllables don’t match up), there was a lecture on this poem and the zen mind by Alan Watts. A friend was talking about this one day, that those who are truly zen don’t judge a differentiation between inferior and superior people. We don’t think “Oh, I’m of superior intelligence than those folks who think of beer and TV.” This is just our form of life, as it is, in the present. THE OAK IS NO BETTER THAN THE ACORN. And this is how fitness should be: all ages, all skill levels, all body types. Everyone can find a place to fit, exactly as they are right now. They can grow into their own version of an OAK, whatever that may be, which will be just as amazing as the ACORN.