So many of us strive for a personal goal, something that will make us happy.
That may be money, status, property, love or anything else you would like to cite.
Often, however, we fail in our efforts because we focus on the wrong thing en-route, but kyo chi gyo i (pronounced kyo chee gyo ee) can help put that right.
No, it’s not another chant, it’s a tried and trusted method for achieving anything your heart desires.
Let’s find out what it means …
Kyo – the goal you wish to achieve.
Chi – is the wisdom needed to reach that goal.
Gyo – is the action you need to take to reach the goal.
I – the status you will attain when the goal is reached.
So having set kyo (our goal) firmly in our heart, we chant for chi, the wisdom to achieve our goal. Of course, this wisdom doesn’t simply appear, we have to get ourselves into a learning life-state and use every avenue to gather that wisdom. Once the wisdom has been attained we can use it to guide our actions (gyo).
The trick is to concentrate on kyo at all times. So many people fall short of their desired status because they take their eye off kyo, their goal.
The rational behind this is that by focussing on your goal, you concentrate on something concrete. Your status, i, is about you and is not a physical entity, making it an ethereal target and your task so very much more difficult.
Let’s give you real world example …
It’s the last minute of the World Cup Final, it’s 1-1, but incredibly one team has been awarded a penalty. One player has been given the ball and is going to take the penalty.
In this example kyo is successfully converting the penalty, chi is the skill needed to kick the ball accurately and maybe knowing which way the keeper tends to dive. Gyo is accurately kicking the ball, in the desired direction with enough force and i is being the player who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final.
Let’s assume that the player is the regular penalty taker for his team, and that he’s really good at scoring from them. He has practiced for hours, kicking the ball exactly where he wants it to go, so his chi is near perfect. He may have taken dozens of penalty kicks during his playing career, so he has the correct action, and gyo well defined.
If he concentrates on kyo, scoring the goal, he has a good chance of success. If, however, he lets i, his status control his thoughts, he has much more chance of missing.
So it’s all about reaching your goal, kyo. The status, i, whatever that may be, will look after itself.