Yesterday and Today and Tomorrow

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“Be relentless in your study and be patient as you learn the virtue of all phenomena utilizing every opportunity to accumulate actual experience. Engage all and sundry and know their minds. Traverse the thousand mile road one step at a time. Haste not in your training in the knowledge that this is the warrior’s calling.

Seek victory today over the self of yesterday. Tomorrow, conquer your shortcomings and then [build] your strong points. Practice all I have written here mindful of not veering from the path.”

 

From Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, the Water Scroll. A fitting New Year’s message.

 

 

 

 

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