“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.
No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”