My first semester in Waseda University finally came to an end. When I draw the bow string for the final time this month, my focus was all on that single shot. In fact, my primary challenge was to treat it as if it was my first shot in life because every single shot/event is distinct to one another, and the differences could be in terms of magnitude, time, and accuracy…etc. infinite possibilities.
(Although we are usually tempted to focus only on hitting the bull’s eyes) The goal of Kyudo isn’t really to do so, but rather to grow ourselves through “the way of the bow” and strive to attain Satori (spiritual enlightenment).