Courage, strategy, and knowing when I'm on the path.
Love this reflection, Cristina-sama. Takuan Soho’s commentary on the Tao Te Ching, some of Musashi’s later teachings, and this...they pair well.
On a tangent, if you haven’t read Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art, you may resonate. 🙏🏽🌀
I really enjoyed your article. It was very interesting. I wonder if you or your readers have had a chance to read “When Buddhists Attack: The Curious Relationship Between Zen and the Martial Arts” by Jeffery K. Mann, a university professor and practitioner of traditional Go-ju Ryu Karate who has lived and studied/taught in Japan. It’s a fascinating read that reflects some your ideas in this great article. Thank you for your thoughtful writing.
Thank you for this writing and reminding me to pick up my copy off my bookshelf more often.
I found this timely and encouraging as I cultivate deeper and deeper on my path with the Dao.
"Because, at the end of the day, ideas are good. Execution is more valuable still. But, the most important key to success is the kind of person I am. " Well stated.
Many deep bows 🙏🏽
That is a beautiful piece you wrote. I need to read the Art of War. I’ve always hesitated because of the word “war”. I’ve never been assertive enough and taken action. More just - waiting for things to happen and observe. I’ll look for a good translation on Audible (my eyes are failing!).
Thank you very much,