Day Without Electricity

Shaolin Kung Fu School In China


For the last few days, it was raining A LOT. Yesterday it stopped, but the rain had its consequences. In the evening electricity went out, no internet, no light and NO WATER (even in the toilets). It is good to mention that, right now, the school has many students, probably around 30-40 people (not counting masters, translators, and kitchen ladies).

Not being able to properly take a shower after the training, I would consider the most inconvenient. But apart from that, somehow, my mind calmed down. Having this opportunity to NOT HAVE things made me realize how much we have, how much we are dependent on our daily habits.

Benefits Of Not Having Electricity

Not having a strong light in the evening is amazing:

  • Gives you a better mood to sleep.
  • It relaxes your body and keeps your thoughts in the right place.

    Not having the internet is even better: 

    • There are no excuses to go and check E-mails, Instagram, Facebook, etc.
    • You need to find a new occupation. Maybe talking with your friends. Maybe just going to sleep.

    Do We Train?

    Day Without Electricity And Water

    In the morning, there was still no electricity and water in the sank or showers. “It is fine,” – I said to myself – “the world doesn’t collapse :).” I still could brush my teeth using the water from the bottles. I could wash my face, eat breakfast and wash dishes afterward.

    Differently – yes. But it is just a matter of switching to a new way of doing things. Could I get used to it – why not? Imagine how much happiness would give me a shower if I wouldn’t have it every day. It doesn’t mean as well that I won’t wash my body. I can do it in another way.

    Would we train? – the ridiculous questions popped up in my thoughts. – Why not? – I answered myself. – Why would that small thing change the school’s schedule?

    Let’s go then for the training!

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