A message from D Barry Sensei ~ Please take the time to watch this TED Talk on Tenderness by Pope Francis. Everyone should see this….it is very powerful and totally speaks to the essence of Aiki:
“Tenderness is not weakness; it is fortitude. It is the path of solidarity, the path of humility. Please, allow me to say it loud and clear: the more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly. If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other….tenderness is the path of choice for the strongest, most courageous men and women.”
~ His Holiness Pope Francis
Link to article on the Pope’s TED Talk on Tenderness via The Huffington Post HERE.