Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Art Of Peace


40” X 20” X 1/2” abstract  painting in acrylic  by John R Redmond


Peace . . .

What is peace in a world not stop?  How can peace be in a world that is a constant apocalypse.  What is peace in the ever changing perpetual flux?

I came upon something in my computer files that I had not read for some time. It was written by a true hero, Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the martial art Aikido.  It is quite profound so I felt the urge to share it with you.

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detail 40” X 20” X 1/2” abstract  painting in acrylic  by John R Redmond


The Art of Peace – Morihei Ueshiba

The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.









One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

All things, material and spiritual, originate from one source and are related as if they were one family. The past, present, and future are all contained in the life force. The universe emerged and developed from one source, and we evolved through the optimal process of unification and harmonization.

The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. There is evil and disorder in the world because people have forgotten that all things emanate from one source. Return to that source and leave behind all self-centered thoughts, petty desires, and anger. Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.


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40” X 20” X 1/2” abstract  painting in acrylic  by John R Redmond


If you have not linked yourself to true emptiness, you will never understand the Art of Peace.

The Art of Peace functions everywhere on earth, in realms ranging from the vastness of space down to the tiniest plants and animals. The life force is all-pervasive and its strength boundless. The Art of Peace allows us to perceive and tap into that tremendous reserve of universal energy.

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. The Art of Peace is a celebration of the bonding of heaven, earth, and humankind. It is all that is true, good and beautiful.


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Now and again, it is necessary to seclude yourself among deep mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life. Breath in and let yourself soar to the ends of the universe; breathe out and bring the cosmos back inside. Next, breathe up all the fecundity and vibrancy of the earth. Finally, blend the breath of heaven and the breath of earth with that of your own, becoming the Breath of Life itself.


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Those who practice the Art of Peace must protect the domain of Mother Nature, the divine reflection of creation, and keep it lovely and fresh. Warriorship gives birth to natural beauty. The subtle techniques of a warrior arise as naturally as the appearance of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Warriorship is none other than the vitality that sustains all of life


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These few paragraphs can serve as an finger pointing to the moon.

Here is a video about Morihei Ueshiba.  It is in five parts found on Youtube.  There are links to other videos showing him.



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John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada


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