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The quote I'm sharing with you this week is one of many quotes that deal with the importance of living in the present. Every decision and every experience is rooted in the many moments that occur in our lives. It is so elusive that once you say "Now", that moment in that second has passed into history, and all future "Now" moments remains imaginary. They don't exist; except in our minds.
It echoes a code
the samurai follow: to ensure that his personal affairs are in order
each day - without debts and quarrels; with each day spent wisely and
honourably; knowing that his family will be provided for - because a
samurai lives with the possibility of dying unexpectedly at any time.
When you live a life with such single mindedness, everything is in place
and the future becomes assured with all goals achieved. Diligent Aikido
practice (daily, monthly and yearly) reaps the same result. Focus on
the present with integrity and not how fast or slow time passes while
practising. The experience will fall into "no time" and before
you know it, you would have done a thousand sword cuts, a thousand irimi-nages,
and a thousand breakfalls; and your personal journey and growth will
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