The blue wave represents life’s continuous struggles, defeats, wins, and successes. The green sword or flexible blade of grass can withstand harsh winds and unforgiving weather. It represents our ability to adapt and overcome life’s challenges, and the strength we acquire on our journey. The blue wave takes the shape of an ensō that is a sacred symbol in the Zen school of Buddhism and is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy. Traditionally painted using a single stroke, it captures the artist’s state of mind in a single moment in time. The incomplete circle represents the importance to keep an open mind for continued learning.