My good friend Hiro Tateno from Japan sent this to me today.  I thought I might share this with you... osensei_morihei_ueshiba_aikidoThe Spirit of Aikido by the founder Morihei Ueshiba

Aiki is love.

The way of budo illuminates one’s path, and with love for all beings, exemplifies heaven and earth through our own existence.

Aiki revitalizes the natural self, eliminates any spirit of conflict, and reveals a way to eradicate relativistic thoughts entirely.

Transmitting an enlightened knowledge to mind and body, the techniques combine the spirit and flesh into a single one.

The practice of Aikido leads us to the foremost example of life’s work opening the world to harmony.

Have a great Friday!