BOOK OF FIVE RINGS
In this week’s book synopsis of Redmond’s Review:
Written in 1645, ‘The Book of Five Rings’ is written by Master Swordsman, Miyamato Musashi.
It is a very brief nugget of a engaging approach to techniques that can help a person focus on themselves; rather than on those things that may be distracting them from obtaining a sense of wellness. A warning though; one must read this book through metaphorical glasses. You see, most of us are not swordsmen.
Also ‘the enemy’ which is the main focus of the book, is those things that keep us from being the best version of ourselves. The realization is, that an enemy is not just somebody looking to do us harm, but rather it can be from our own lack of focus.
LONG SWORD AND COMPANION SWORD
From a business perspective I would advocate reading this book prior to reading Sun Tzus’s classic ‘The Art of War’.
For example, I would like to share as to how one can use what is written here in your everyday life, is this example. It is given about how a warrior always carries a long-sword and a companion sword. The long sword is used of course for distance fighting and the companion sword for fighting in close.
Can we not use this as a reminder that in all things we do, we should have a long-term, as well as, short-term goals?
This book is free to read in the public domain.
Written By: Darren Redmond
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