A deeply passionate way of life.
- dojo -- "Way place"
- Soulful writing
- The Path
- The Way of the warrior
The Way is not ineffable; it can be expressed. Soulful writing in particular contains some writing from such a perspective. The Way is still somehow unarticulated, embracing and passionate. It is an instinct within each of us which draws us forward.
People who have found their way tend to be lacking in ego about it, being (in a sense, but not quite) self-assured.
Nothing Good in life is hard,
it's either time-consuming or annoying.
If it is truly Right in your world,
nothing is burdensome while in the persuit of The Way.
The Japanese Meaning ∞
Victor Harris's Note ∞
A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy, translated by Victor Harris (1982)
The character for Way is read "Michi" in Japanese or "Do" in Chinese-based reading. It is equivalent to the Chinese "Tao" and means the whole life of the warrior, his devotion to the sword, his place in the Confucius-coloured bureaucracy of the Tokugawa system. It is the road of the cosmos, not just a set of ethics for the artist or priest to live by, but the divine footprints of God pointing the Way.