I’ve sat looking down into a volcano that could blow at any moment; I’ve helped catch a shark and several rattlesnakes; I let a tarantula walk across my hand, and I ate rat soup.
Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Your spirit is the true shield.
Move like a beam of light, fly like lightning, strike like thunder, move in circles around a stable center.
Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breath is the thread that ties the whole creation together.
The first and strongest enemy is the violence within you.
Create each day anew.
When an opponent attacks, I move my mind.”
~O’ Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.