How Is the Art of War the Art of Peace?!
The idea of peace and war are the two sides of the same coin. Only a thin line divides the two.
And it is that line that we walk as Protectors... As PeaceWalkers. The line between War and Peace.
"In combat we wish to control the situation at hand and manipulate the opponent to stop attacking us. We can control our opponent physically or mentally, or both. If we can impose our will without using force, we are in control. But when the opponent attacks, we have to act quickly to regain control. In all combat levels, from the basic hand to hand combat up to strategic warfare, we use tactics to deceive and expose the opponent to a decisive blow. We blind his vision and act when he cannot see what we do."
"The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task. 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."
Founder of Aikido
Ueshiba's advice is on point with our own PeaceWalker Maxim:
Train your body like a soldier.
...your mind like a general.
...your mouth like a diplomat.
...your heart like a protector.
Learn to Walk That Thin Line...
You have a chance and a choice.
Everyday, every moment, you have a chance to influence your own Life and the lives of those around you.
Your choice is how will you exert your influence?
Will it be for the positive or negative?
Will you feed the healthy side or make unhealthy decisions?
Will you keep doing what you're doing, or you can make better choices?
Shadow or light?
A force for good or ill?
Are you clear on what to do?
Do you have a plan?
Now here's a chance for something better...
Learn a simple but profound approach that will help you to deal with conflict and violence more effectively. A way to live a more clear and peaceful life by being a better protector... by becoming a PeaceWalker.
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The choice is yours...