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10-01-2006, 12:30 AM
AikiWeb Poll for the week of October 1, 2006:

How often should one "push and persevere" mentally in aikido?

I don't do aikido
Always
Often
Sometimes
Seldom
Never


Here are the current results (http://www.aikiweb.com/polls/results.html?poll_id=343).

Richard Langridge
10-01-2006, 07:35 AM
Far more important to "push and persevere" mentally than physically.

sullivanw
10-03-2006, 12:45 AM
I agree, although I voted 'always' for both... maybe mental pushing and perseverance has higher cardinality! :freaky:

-Will

Neil Mick
10-03-2006, 12:29 PM
Depends upon the definition of "push, and persevere." I put "sometimes," because the question is vague. What does "push, and persevere mentally" mean?

Is it the opposite of "be passive, and accepting?" If that's the case: then "pushing and persevering" can be counterproductive.

Mark Uttech
10-04-2006, 03:55 PM
I think "push and persevere" runs along the lines of : "never stop probing." Even if some people are doing aikido as a hobby, they can still lose themselves in their hobby. I think this is the buddhist idea of selflessness.
In gassho,
Mark