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LinTal's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2011 06:52 PM
Aikido's a lot more than I first thought it would be.
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  #16 New 12-03-2011 07:29 PM
A friend was telling me about the characters of motivation she's come across in her work. To motivate a horse to react or move, she says, you have to harness its fear. Nothing else is so strong or true, she says, so immediate. I think she must be right.

But otherwise? The self as its source?

One could have a dog's motivation, the willingness to confront the new or unexpected head-on and so protect the space left behind. A self-appointed martre and leader combined.

One could have a hawk's motivation; the coolness of character to act only when necessary, decisive when it is time and yet aloof in instincts to sit back and judge the situation.

One could be motivated to act like the spider is; to build and rebuild the situation regardless of the cost or how the wind blows. Constancy here can be powerful, the silent and methodological plugging away like a trickle against stone.

One could be motivated to act like a fly is; everpresent, pervasive, there for its own purpose at all costs.

Just a couple of the characters from our dojo.
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RSS Feed 3 Responses to "The Tapestry of Motivation"
#3 12-08-2011 12:37 PM
LinTal Says:
G, I think so, but it seems that even while the projection of self changes, the essence is the same... Carina, the donkey sounds awesome!
#2 12-08-2011 06:07 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Thanks for this post, I read it yesterday and was thinking about it, it is very thoughtful and thoughts provoking. We have some characters too, like the peacock motivation always showing himself, and the opposite maybe the donkey: humble and helpful
#1 12-04-2011 11:10 AM
I like it, very good. For all the others? I'm sure you could harness even their fear. G.

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