'Seven times down, eight times up'.
'In order to be walked on you have to be lying down'.
'Arouse a bee and it will come at you with the force of a dragon'.
'But the bigger they are, the harder your enemy will fall'.
'The mind, once freed, is more powerful than you can ever imagine'.
A few words from Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford.
We can learn a lot from the East. We can learn to master ourselves, and then master our enemies. We can aim to trust in the power of our minds. We can adopt a practice, and practice and practice again over and over until something becomes part of us.
We can rise above anything with the power within us.
Anything is possible if we truly believe it.
We have all power within us, if we seek it ourselves and take control over it to direct it as we will.
From the film, Mortal Kombat:
"A handful of people on a leaky boat are gonna to save the world?" says Sonya Blade.
"Exactly", replies Lord Raiden.
The world is worth saving.
Our children's future is worth investing our time, effort and values in. Our young people deserve to have us by their sides fighting those enemies who would destroy their future, bind them up with words and take away their right to choose their own way.
It is not so much to ask - to be free.
But it is everything to have - freedom.