Rely on Peace
To activate your
Pacify your environment
And create a beautiful world.
When I first ran across this quote I struggled with the line “Pacify your environment”. In my time on earth to pacify has taken on a meaning of stepping on, holding down, subdue, bring to submission, as in “pacify the resistance”. It wasn’t until I took some time to think about the meaning and origins of pacify. Pacify comes from the Latin p?cific?re; to make peace. This led me to the thoughts; to ease, to appease, to quiet, to calm. I don’t really know why in my experience pacify took on a negative connotation, maybe too many news reports on war. It was just my experience. Yours may be different.
Now this quote has some strong meaning to me. To rely on peace to activate my many powers. To be relaxed, centered, extended, to be at peace so that my true power may come through me.
Pacify your environment. To be at ease with; to be calm, to be comfortable with, to be one with the world surrounding my center. In this way I can have a positive, productive, influence on creating a beautiful world each moment of my life.James Landry Dojo Cho Roshinkan Aikido Dojo