Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. . . . For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart . . . and there I travel looking, looking, breathlessly.

—Don Juan, A Yaqui warrior, as told to Carlos Castaneda

Always practice the Art of Peace in a vibrant and joyful manner.

—Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido


There are many, many concepts from the martial art aikido I've incorporated into my life, and one of the most useful is the awareness that I am always giving and receiving ki—Japanese for “energy” or “life force.” I am giving and receiving whether I mean to or not. ...

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