Monday, August 16, 2010

Budo girl

This past weekend was a busy one. Vivienne got to show what she learned from her Budo kids class while her Grandparents are visiting. She earned her yellow belt in her Budo Taijutsu practice. They learned the movements in relationship to the elements (earth, air,  fire, water, and void.) I love the inner work that goes along with this graceful Japanese martial art. The kids shared the meaning of the elements in relation to the nature, to the practice and to everyday life. They demonstrated their movements and even showed the parents their ability to sit in stillness for a three-minute silent meditation.

 Walk and touch peace every moment
          Walk and touch happiness every moment. 
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
     Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
The Earth will be safe
when we feel safe in ourselves.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

love that quote. And I am impressed with the Budo instruction.