The True Warrior

alchemically integrates

the elements of Heaven and Earth —

intuitively discerning

the times and seasons —

the ebb and flow of the Universe —

the Way of Nature —

the Nature of the Way —

transforming martial precepts, strategies and skills

into instruments of

peace

healing

and

reconciliation —

transforming the Art of War —

into

The

Art

of

Peace.

The True Warrior stands between Heaven and Earth —

at the centre of the Sacred Circle of Life.

Body like the mountain.

Breath like the ocean.

Heart-mind as open and expansive as the bright, clear sky.

Calm, relaxed and natural —

unified, balanced and harmonious —

iridescent

in

light

love

and

truth.

May your every breath be peace, light and love.

Not two.

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— this reflection was inspired by a teaching of Morihei Ueshiba, 20th century CE martial artist, teacher, philosopher and founder of Aikido