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05-13-2010, 10:30 PM
I insist that I am right;
and so have been defeated from the outset.
I have been immobilized,
encased in the straight jacket of my knowledge
I cease to grow and change.

My study of Aikido has taught me
knowledge is fluid;
evolving with time and circumstance.

Knowledge is approximate;
requiring recall
removes me from the moment.

O Sensei wrote
"Learn and forget."

(Original blog post may be found here (http://ron-aikidothoughts.blogspot.com/2010/05/one-hundred-and-sixty-one.html).)