It has that effect on me as well. I notice that you describe your study as Daito Ryu. When Kenji Tomiki as a young man studied with Ueshiba M. it was in Daito Ryu and as is pointed about by Stanley Pranin Tomiki placed his art firmly in the context of Japanese historical budo.
Originally posted by Michell Knight
Thanks to Peter and Sean for you quick responses! The first time I saw this phrase, it stuck in my mind until eventually it has grown into a significant source of meditation. It has such truth and beauty, as well as inspiration! I think of it each time I step onto the tatami.
Domo Arigato Gozaimashita