Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day One: This is your New Life!

Happy New Year!  For 2011, regarless of your goals, focus on bringing peace and balance to your life in all areas including fitness.  The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba has always served as an inpsiration for me.  Moriehi Ueshiba was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido. He is often referred to as "the founder" Kaiso (開祖?) or Ōsensei (大先生/翁先生?), "Great Teacher".


There are 114 translations from Ueshiba's book "The Art of Peace". This is the first one.

Morihei Ueshiba
The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.


Begin today.  Begin wth a single step in the right direction.  A choice, just one.  But embrace it completely until you are ready to take another...

-Carrie