Some people feel like they don’t deserve love. They walk away quietly into empty spaces, trying to close the gaps of the past.
The sea’s only gifts are harsh blows and, occasionally, the chance to feel strong. Now, I don’t know much about the sea, but I do know that that’s the way it is here. And I also know how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong but to feel strong, to measure yourself at least once, to find yourself at least once in the most ancient of human conditions, facing blind, deaf stone alone, with nothing to help you but your own hands and your own head…
The only way you can learn to believe in yourself is from experience. You must conquer all test. From the numbing to the mundane to the difficult . That is where i get my inner strength.
-Akira from Shiseiten (Samurai Deeper Kyo)