“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.
“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; Japanese martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido.
The way of the sage is the way of the warrior, and the way of the warrior is acceptance and mental clarity in his own life; but there cannot exist true acceptance and absolute mental clarity if the mind of that warrior is filled with beliefs and an ego which is not tamed, unruly and rebellious, designing all kinds of emotional schemes and heated states of mind. This soon becomes the hell of the ordinary mind.
Peace brings a state of clarity and joy to the mind wherever it goes and in any situation, and this precisely heightens that same mind into a constant condition of harmony within the real self.
The opportunities of human growth in the intellectual, spiritual, and economical aspects seem to appear in our midst when there is a deeper connection to the wisdom of mental clarity; and so ideas and strategies appear in consciousness making the mind rich and useful. This is the higher awareness of the superior mind.
Man’s task is to raise himself above the ordinary mind full of beliefs and traditions, selfish desires and appetites, by increasing his own awareness of self and by meditating upon a clearer mind–this is done by process of emptying the ordinary mind from books and religious nonsense, philosophical stands and rebellious ideas, selfish appetites and egoistical daily lies, etc. etc.
If you have a clear and focused mind with a vision, then all fear and anger, anxiety and frustration, dissipates, because the human mind allows your experience to be where your attention is; so, if your attention is on possible failure and in the difficulties of a challenge, then your mind will make you experience fear, all anxiety and frustration; but if your attention is on success and on the commitment to strategy each moment, then your mind will make you experience confidence and the positive attitude and thinking that your new winning perspective takes–and this feeling will overtake your whole body and drive you forth.
Most people tend to pay attention to the writings and words of others, without actually thinking that each mind is unique, and that each life and path to success is unique. If you try then to copy the journey of others, whether these others have achieved greatness or not, you will deviate from your real purpose; such being the liberation of your human spirit via your own developed talents, ideas, skills, strategies, etc.
Don’t fall prey of society and of your own ego, of your own intellect. Peace means clarity, and you must work on yourself and focus only on yourself to develop inner peace, to erase all fear and confusion to get ahead and express your pure and most noble heart’s desires.
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