I take your point regarding conscious thought versus unconscious, spontaneous thought/action.
So, not so Taoist. More neoConfucian?
In a hurry, I didn't think that through as far as I should have. But good comments, thanks to both. So, also incorporating Wdax's earlier one on strength versus power, another version might be:
Power and spirt (気) become one
when (one's) entire body is coordinated.
In this, (one's) ki is aroused,
and (one) causes (one's) limbs to move.
Thusly this happens easily,
If not so,
and (one) pointlessly strains,
and puts strength into (one's) limbs,
(one) will not skillfully harmonize arms and legs.
Again, it is good to use power in accordance
with the principle of 'flexibility' 柔*.
The principle of flexibility is represented by the words
"If pushed, pull;
if pulled, push."
it is not resisting (one's) opponent's strength;
moreover, while adapting,
use it (against your opponent).
* read 'yawara' or 'jû' as in 'jûdô'. The entire phrase, often repeated in classic judo texts, is 'jû no ri' 柔の理, the 'principle of flexibility' cf: The San Lüe, the Three Strategies of Huaung Shingong
** 自在 jizai = at will, freely
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Translation copyright Sep 2017
Embassy Judo, Tokyo
PS - I will start another thread regarding Katsu Kaishu's poem.