Camus for thought
A deceased, famous author named Albert Camus, author of The Stranger (one of my favorite books), believed that human beings make perfect sense, and that the universe makes perfect sense. However, he believed that human beings living in the universe is completely absurd. Why would he feel like that? How can people who feel like that ever realize that they are the universe? If we don't all realize that we are the universe, utopia (I wish there was another word) cannot be realized. Is the great dream of O'Sensei, and is our great dream to realize utopia? That probably wouldn't be so bad in my opinion, but are all people capable of bringing such an ultimate dream to fruition?
p.s. My favorite three aikido books are,
1. The Way of Aikido--Life Lessons from an American Sensei, by George Leonard Sensei
2. Aikido and the Harmony of Nature, by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan
3. The Secrets of Aikido, by John Stevens Sensei