Old, but well known Zen saying:
"Hibi Kojitsu" - Each day is a Good Day! In our Aikido training and as we reflect on our lives and our selves, we often feel frustration and sometimes desperation. Disappointment is only another part of our training which we eventually overcome, just as we struggle to understand and refine our techniques. We should never think of it something apart for our selves which intrude and interferes with what we aspire to. Embrace the "bad' as well as the good and see its original Oneness. Dogen Zenji wrote: "The greater the aspiration, the greater the enlightenment." I am really enjoying and learning a lot here in everyone's wonderful and thoughtful words. Thank you and have a very Good Day today!