Polish Your Spirit


This quote by the great master of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, is a perfect, succinct and exact description of why we engage in practice. Practice, whether this be martial arts training, qi gong, tai chi, yoga asana, or some other discipline, is all about coming to center. Aligned in the central axis, we practice to elevate and sharpen our awareness so we can then discern and act with precise compassionate consciousness.

I also came across this other quote from Ueshiba that echoes essential wisdom of yogic practice: consistent dedicated practice and the uptmost importance of humility.

“In your training do not be in a hurry, for it takes a minimum of ten years to master the basics and advance to the first rung. Never think of yourself as an all-knowing, perfected master; you must continue to train daily with your friends and students and progress together in Aikido.”

Blessings dear readers. Do something to make your spirit shine and sparkle this weekend!

Love Frances

PS – That beautifully centered and polished yogini is the one and only Sarah Durney, taken by Vision 13 Photography.


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