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What is Essential

“You are here for no other purpose but to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment.”  – Morihei Ueshiba

Webster defines “essential” as, “1. pertaining to or constituting the essence of…2. absolutely necessary, and indispensable.”  Morihei Ueshiba’s words teach us that what is absolutely necessary or essential in one’s lifetime is not the accumulation of wealth or pleasure, not status or success, or a function of where one lives, or obtaining approval from others.  Neither is it the “pursuit of self-gratification”.  The purpose of this life, every lifetime, is to complete, this lifetimes particular strand of an infinite web-design which connects us to others, past and present, and which births the future.

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