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Life is growth.
by Morihei Ueshiba

Life is growth.
If we stop growing, technically and spiritually,
we are as good as dead.
- Morihei Ueshiba

One does not need buildings, money, power,
or status to practice the Art of Peace.
Heaven is right where you are standing,
and that is the place to train.
- Morihei Ueshiba

A good stance and posture reflect a proper state of mind.
- Morihei Ueshiba

All life is a manifestation of the spirit,
the manifestation of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

 

There are no contests in the Art of Peace.
A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing.
Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.
- Morihei Ueshiba

It is necessary to develop a strategy that utilizes
all the physical conditions and elements that are directly at hand.
The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Progress comes to those who train and train;
reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.
- Morihei Ueshiba

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Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery.
Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice.
The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there.
Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you
draw that misdirected force into your own sphere.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing.
Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack,
toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The divine is not something high above us.
It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us.
- Morihei Ueshiba

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.
To control aggression without inflicting injury in the Art of Peace.
- Morihei Ueshiba

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe;
at such critical times,
unity of mind and technique is essential -
do not let your heart waver!
- Morihei Ueshiba

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
- Morihei Ueshiba

When life is victorious, there is birth;
when it is thwarted,
there is death.
A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for Peace.
- Morihei Ueshiba

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him;
if he wants to pull back,
send him on his way.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Your spirit is the true shield.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Create each day anew.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose
through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all
creation and loves all things.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Your heart is full of fertile seeds,
waiting to sprout.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place,
heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth.
There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji,
but there is only one summit - love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the
world's eight million gods,
and I cooperate with them all.
The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that
is divine and enlightened in every land.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky,
the great ocean, and the highest peak,
empty of all thoughts.
Always keep your body filled with light and heat.
Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
- Morihei Ueshiba

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows,
you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter.
Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.
- Morihei Ueshiba

The heart of a human being is no different from the
soul of heaven and earth.
In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth,
water and fire, yin and yang.
- Morihei Ueshiba

If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries,
you can see right through them and avoid their attacks.
And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide
them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Economy is the basis of society.
When the economy is stable, society develops.
The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material,
and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

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 to realize your inner divinity and manifest
your innate enlightenment.
- Morihei Ueshiba

All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you.
Life itself is truth, and this will never change.
Everything in heaven and earth breathes.
Breath is the thread that ties creation together.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Study how water flows in a valley stream,
smoothly and freely between the rocks.
Also learn from holy books and wise people.
Everything - even mountains, rivers,
plants and trees -
should be your teacher.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche


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