Today, April 26th, is the anniversary of the death of Morihei Ueshiba, or O’Sensei as Aikido practitioners call him, which means ‘Great Teacher’. Morihei Ueshiba created the martial art Aikido.
Although O’Sensei is no longer with us, his art lives on in all Aikidoka all over the world. There are different “styles” of Aikido, but we all do “Aikido”. We all follow O’Sensei’s teachings in our own way.
I’m so grateful to him for creating this art. It’s transformed my life, and I know it’s transformed the lives of many others.
“The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.” ~Morihei Ueshiba
These are words I think we could all use to follow, no matter what path we choose to travel down.