Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was the founder of the martial art Aikido.
I love Aikido. The first ad I ever wrote was a flyer to promote the Kent State University Aikido Club in 1972 or so.
I was president of the club, not because I knew Aikido but because I wanted to learn it.
I founded the club, promoted it, gathered some students, and then found an Aikido instructor to come and teach us the art.
We studied the peaceful art and the wisdom of its founder. Ueshiba once wrote:
“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.”
That is a quote that could have been in my book Zero Limits.
Note he didn’t say what path to follow. Divinity guides your way. Your job is to stay on your path and work on you.
PS – My “red flags” post from the other day has gotten more traffic, diggs, and comments than anything I’ve written here yet. Thank you. I am very grateful.