samurai jack copyRin Byo To Sha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Zen臨兵闘者皆陣列在前 "The bravest warriors surpasses all others at the front of the battlefield."

Rin Byo To Sha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Zen is a kuji or nine syllable incantation or prayer that is recited just before battle and is supposed to protect the reciter from harm.

Every day we all fight battles - some big and some small.  We must all stand and face our day with courage and commitment.  The samurai of old were no different.  Standing up for what they believe meant finding the courage to do what has to be done despite the circumstances or odds.

At the heart of change is courage.  If we want something different then we must venture out.  To venture out requires courage and that is why only the bravest at the front surpass all others.

Quietly reciting these words, "Rin Byo To Sha Kai Jin Retsu Zai Zen" just might give us the courage to face our daunting challenges and leap forward into the abyss of change.