The Secret Power Within

The Secret Power Within Chuck Norris has spent a lifetime studying the martial arts earning several black belts and world championships Now through anecdotes about his ownpersonal struggles and triumphs Norris explains ho

  • Title: The Secret Power Within
  • Author: Chuck Norris
  • ISBN: 9780553069082
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chuck Norris has spent a lifetime studying the martial arts, earning several black belts and world championships Now, through anecdotes about his ownpersonal struggles and triumphs, Norris explains how the ancient system of Zen the core philosophy behind the martial arts can help each of us achievespiritual tranquillity and self confidence.The Secret Power Within is bChuck Norris has spent a lifetime studying the martial arts, earning several black belts and world championships Now, through anecdotes about his ownpersonal struggles and triumphs, Norris explains how the ancient system of Zen the core philosophy behind the martial arts can help each of us achievespiritual tranquillity and self confidence.The Secret Power Within is both a highly accessible lesson in Zen philosophy as well as the compelling story of Chuck Norris s own remarkable success In this highly entertaining and inspiring account, Norris shows how Zen can be applicable to everyday situations, from the conference room to theliving room Chapters include Winning by Losing If you have nothing to prove, you have no need to fight Complete the Wheel How to balance your life to achieve success Your Master, Your Art To maintain self respect you must respect the work you do, and do it as well as possible My Way of Meditating Norris s personal technique for achieving tranquillity under pressure.The message is simple There are no limits for the person who refuses to accept them.

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    1. This isn't a book review, although I have read the book. This is more of a political tirade. Continue at your own risk. A friend recently sent me a link to one of Chuck Norris's articles, "What if Mother Mary Had Obamacare?", an article just as inane as its title. It might surprise many of you to learn this, but I was a pretty big Chuck Norris fan before discovering this side of him (solely based on his skills as a martial artist and his place in martial arts history, not AT ALL based on his act [...]

    2. A lot of people know Chuck Norris as an actor, Walker Texas Ranger. Some might even know him as a karate expert. I have just realized another very important trade about one of the greatest role models in the American history, that he is a writer. After reading this book, I was amazed to find out how a man who has come from nothing has achieved so much and also has a talent to be an author of such an incredible masterpiece, which is a great addition to my book collection.Carlos Ray Norris a.k.a. [...]

    3. It was a great book! This book describes how to educate yourself and how to be a better man, each day, each second I truly recommend to all types of readers!

    4. My sensei lent me this while I went into the hospital (not for anything martial-arts-related).Norris wants to tell about the role of Zen in the martial arts, connecting the mental and physical arts. He states honestly that he doesn't claim as much understanding of Zen as others could, and when he talks about Zen it seems to me he's not wrong but not quite there.I really like when Norris talks about the ways martial arts training can affect someone's life beyond just physical exercise or fighting [...]

    5. I have to make a distinction between the author and the text.Chuck Norris has almost become a pop culture icon, in jokes, as a mediocre actor at best. My generation doesn't remember him as a legitimate and incredibly competition martial artist. That being said a lot of his personal views are rather unsettling when it comes issues of civil rights, equality and theology. His opinions should be taken with a rather large grain of salt.That being said the text is about the influence of zen practices [...]

    6. What I really liked about this book was Chuck's personal experiences with legends in the martial arts like Bruce Lee. The personal anecdotes as they relate to Zen are meant to demonstrate how Zen can be applied in our everyday life and not just as some esoteric spiritual thing. It was also interesting to me that Chuck delved more into the Zen aspect of the martial arts later. He was absolutely correct in saying: "The basic philosophy of any martial arts is designed to bring you closer to yoursel [...]

    7. This was an interesting story, but not quite what I expected. It kind of read like a rough outline. The chapters were about 3 pages long, so it made it feel like it was a fast read. Unfortunately, it was awkwardly written, which made it hard to stay engaged. The content was amazing, so I slogged through it because I was really invested in learning about Chuck's pursuit of Zen and his life and what got him there. I just wish he had hired a ghost writer. He's an amazing man with a great story to t [...]

    8. One of my first books that I read that was writen by Chuck Norris whom happens be my favorate actor. It gives insight on how to live your life and how to find the inner self inside yourself. while reading this book I found alot of insight about myself and people around me. I recommend it to anyone. Young teen or adult.

    9. This was a fun read back in the day and still a good one for inspiration for those who practice martial arts. It's been several years since I've read it and my views have changed but in my opinion, it's still worth checking out.

    10. I think very good, it helps put Zen into a simple point of view. It also brings out some of his life and how it adapted to verious things and also about his brother Wieland sacrificing himself for his men in the US Army.

    11. Chuck said: "My friends call me Carlos." Senor Norris certainly is wise about the ways of zen. Readers may also be interested in his view of martial arts in the US before Kung Fu TV showed us the glamour. He also knew Bruce Lee well.

    12. This was an outstanding book. Chuck's life and Christian values provide a great example for all to follow.

    13. Neat to learn about Carlos "Chuck" Norris. The takeaways are:There is no control when the mind is absent. There are no limits for the person who refuses to accept them.

    14. People might poke fun at Chuck but he is one successful and grounded person. He gives very simplistic view to complicated situations. I have read this book three times in the last 10 years.

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