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UnholyFracas's Blog Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 08-05-2005 03:21 AM
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In General The Final Frontier Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #61 New 04-30-2008 10:11 AM
or should that be The Next Frontier?

Now that we've gotten to the good stuff where do I go now?

Despite X years of training, Aikido does not, cannot, make you (one?) something you're (one's?) not. Part of the reason I took it up was because of my natural tendancy to undermine myself at every step, in just about everything I do outside of the climbing wall. The trouble is I am so used to doing that now, that it (it being the miraculous transformation from easily angered, insecure person with pronounced doormat tendancies and the organisational capacity of a lamp post, to invicible sword goddess (don't ask - ed.)) is not happening like I thought it would.

I still have a whole heap of issues with confidence (especially my tendancy to follow blindly/take what I'm given rather than adapting or fighting for something better ) but I will try and take the positive feeling about my grading into other ares of my life!!

If I'm honest I guess I'm in a rather quickly developed post grading slump. Not about my aikido, I'm enjoying the freedom to make things up and try things out, but in everything else.

hmm... Tea! I need a nice cup of tea and a sit down me thinks! That and a hug. Mainly because I can't drink after the Cider I could really do with.

Any advice for the next stage? Is there a next stage? If this was a hollywood film the next new student I tripped over at the Dojo would change my life. I'll get back to you on that one!

Love Ali
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RSS Feed 2 Responses to "The Final Frontier"
#2 05-11-2008 02:39 PM
At least in America we're all used to fast and quick fixes, probably because no one likes the feeling of uncertainty you are talking about. Take it slow and enjoy it. You'll get used to taking things at a slower pace and can be more meaningful in the long run.
#1 04-30-2008 02:51 PM
Lan Powers Says:
One step at a time. You made Aikido work to this level you have attained, now apply that focus to "other" things too. Glib, I know, but still a pragmatic approach. Best wishes Lan Powers

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