FS - Jessica Leitner 20th blog

From my Zen 365 book: When the Japanese samurai wanted to knuckle down and make a serious effort at something they would say Hara o kukuru: tie the guts. In doing sit ups we show the same resolve. The act of sitting up from flat on our back builds spiritual strength -pulling oneself up off the ground through force of will. Whatever slips we make on the path we have to get up and carry on. Sit ups help build that kind of perseverance and character. We sometimes think we need to join a health club or develop a workout routine before we can start exercising. But any spot on the floor will do for sit ups. Anytime no matter where we are. We just have to get down on the ground and tie the guts. BSBN Jessica

Posted on June 25, 2014 .