New Year Message 2006

Taimyo in 2006
In my practice, I have always felt that “martial arts = the study of physics with our bodies.” This means that even without a great brain, by “studying with my body” I can study as much as I like. In continuing to study how to share the effective use of time, space, and energy with others (including nature), I believe that we are studying physics. Recently I was reading Ken Wilber’s book “A Theory of Everything,” where I encountered the following words from Albert Einstein. And they renewed my conviction.
“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” -Albert Einstein
Isn’t it interesting that such a great physicist as Albert Einstein, such a great creative artist as Shintaido founder Hiroyuki Aoki, and the thoughts and actions of our present Taimyo Network all point in the same direction?
Let’s keep going!
H.F. Ito
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