Like the mesmerizing beauty who is shallow beneath her golden skin, the easy way is always there, always tempting, daring you to close your eyes and cast yourself into its depths. Bushido, the way of the warrior, states that “the true essence of bushido is to die”. Our struggles in life come down to fundamental choices, courage over fear, death over life, selfishness over selflessness. As human beings we are imperfect but we control our fate through the choices we make. Recognize that every moment the easy way is there and it is calling, pray you have the strength to resist it’s powerful urge.