Imagine you’re given a box of chocolates as a gift.
The box looks very inviting. It’s luxurious & beautifully designed.
Imagine the sounds as you unwrap it, open the lid & remove the protective top layer.
Imagine the smell of chocolate as your eyes devour the content, your finger taping the box as you decide where to start.
How does that first chocolate feel in your fingers. Smooth as silk? Embossed with an elegant swirl? Covered in nuts?
You take a bite. Maybe there’s the sound of chocolate cracking.
The chocolate begins to melt, as your mouth warms it. The taste fills your senses. Pure chocolate…maybe the flavour of caramel or nuts.
You feel special enjoying the gift you were given. You feel a warm glow inside.
Did you enjoy that?
Was it the same as actually eating the chocolate or did it fall short?
Reading about eating chocolate will have evoked memories of eating chocolate, but that’s a very different thing to actually having some!
…and, of course, you only had those memories because you’ve eaten chocolate before. What if you hadn’t? My description would be even less satisfying.
I’m sure you’ll agree that reading about something is nothing compared to experiencing it for real.
This is the problem we face when trying to describe an experience with words. Words will never be the same as the actual experience – especially when that experience is much richer, more complex & more involving than simply enjoying chocolate.
The only way to know the experience, is to have the experience.
It doesn’t matter how many videos you watch or how many articles, forums, blogs or books you read they will always be a pale imitation of the real thing.
If you’d like to experience Systema for yourself, then come along & give it a go.
Classes are on Monday nights from 8pm to 9:30pm.
Now, where’s that bar of Galaxy…