from the book:
Light of the Kensei:
Guide to the Way of the Warrior-Sage
Real peace lies only in two things: total action and total stillness. To the extent that each is commixed, to that extent is bondage. The abiding quality of partial action is merely shakiness; the abiding quality of partial stillness but agitation.
The kensei learns to act totally, beyond ambivalence, with the vitality of the entire being. When the need for action has passed the kensei returns to a state of vital stillness, a state of inner and outer rest.