On Every Wave
Live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
-Henry David Thoreau
It’s about this time of year when I start to hear people wonder aloud “where has summer gone?” Talk about time slipping away, and less carefree times looming ahead.
Among the qualities we strive for through our Dojo training is the ability to occupy no other place mentally than the present moment and the present place. For a warrior, that is a crucial life-preservation skill. But preserving life is only the beginning—the full living of life is our true goal.
So let’s take some time to remind ourselves that Summer is still very much with us, and so should we be very much with the season.