Shim Shin Soo Ryun - Training of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Emotion

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As a computing systems administrator, I work daily with complex computer and network systems. In designing a new service, I have to take care that each piece of the service is properly sized and configured to work with each other piece. Like a factory assembly line, each part of the service the processors, the memory, the storage, the networks must all be able to handle the information coming from the previous component or the performance will suffer. In a similar manner, no component should be over capable, or it will be wasteful.

We, as human beings, are much like a complex computing service, or an assembly line. In order to excel, our holistic self our mind, body, spirit, and emotion must work together. Just as a computer system with too little memory will be unable to run all its programs, regardless of how fast the processor is; it does not matter how strong our body is, if our mind does not know how to direct our actions.

However, the human being is so much more than the computer or assembly line. The human being also has desire and conscience. Knowledge and ability the mind and the body are not enough to become great with the desire the emotion to drive us to excel and the spirit to allow us to make the moral choices. Without emotion, we do nothing. Without spirit, we do things for the wrong reason.

My son has recently been watching The Karate Kid. This movie is based around the idea that the spirit and the emotion are not only as important but even more important than the body and the knowledge. At one point in the movie, Mr. Miyagi points to his head saying Karate here, points to his heart saying Karate here, and points to his belt saying Karate never here. | As a computing systems administrator, I work daily with complex computer and network systems. In designing a new service, I have to take care that each piece of the service is properly sized and configured to work with each other piece. Like a factory assembly line, each part of the service the processors, the memory, the storage, the networks must all be able to handle the information coming from the previous component or the performance will suffer. In a similar manner, no component should be over capable, or it will be wasteful.