Explaination By Allyson Appen - Tuyet Tan Dojo
MIND: The mind is a very important source of power. You may have a lot of body strength, but if you doubt your ability, then you will have a hard time achieving your goal. Your positive attitude and belief that you can accomplish your goal will help you to realize it. "Mind over matter" or "Accomplishing the goal by a force of will" are some phrases that describe the power of the mind.
SPIRIT:BODY: Your body is an obvious source of power and strength. You can become stronger through body conditioning, weight training, and stamina-oriented exercises.
SPIRIT: "The power of a positive attitude" refers to one's spirit. If you approach things with enthusiasm and focus, you can accomplish many goals. You can also share your good spirit with others and better develop teamwork. Even when things are not going well, a strong spirit can help one overcome many obstacles.
SOUL: The soul is the very private and personal essence of one's being. While the spirit is an outward expression of power and energy, the soul is an internal source of strength. Your ethics and system of principles lie within your soul, and by making decisions and facing challenges from your center of good principles, you can feel confident that you are taking the best path for you. "A kind heart" makes reference to that person's soul and inner being.
KI: Ki, Chi, and Qi refer to one's internal energy. By concentrating and focusing on relaxing the body and "flowing" the ki, one can express power greater than "normal" body strength. This expression of power is demonstrated by "superhuman" acts, such as lifting a car that has rolled onto someone.
Explanation By Robert First - Wolfpack Dojo
The five sources of power begin with the MIND
. Without the mind, everything else is without source. When the mind is in proper perspective the BODY
will have its opportunity to flourish. With the body growing strong the SPIRIT
manifest itself in inspiring outward behavior which is easy to observe in anyone with great spirit. To affect the SOUL
is a searching process that comes with time and repetition (wisdom), this is manifest in mature behavior and understanding of others. KI
allows one to flow with energy from within the center of the person, and share this energy with others.