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Misguided ramblings Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2007 05:40 PM
Possibly an endless train of possibly Aikido related thought.
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  #72 New 11-21-2010 06:14 PM
I think it was Ledyard Sensei who said that many people drop out around shodan because they realise that to continue means changing and that is too scary too them.

I think I'm right there at the moment. There are bits of me that need to die. I feel, have felt for a while, that I'm like a butterfly in it's cocoon just waiting to spring out. It's not that changing scares me so much, I need and want to do it, but I need a push.

It's like I'm waiting for something. I feel that quote from O-Sensei about how if we're not always growing we're as good as dead, I feel it heavily on my mind.

I can't go on as I am, that's for sure. I'll end up dead. The old me is dead, or dying, it just needs finishing off.
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#3 11-22-2010 08:24 PM
niall Says:
This is a really important subject. It sounds like you're ready to go through a very important change. You described it very well. Matthew's right - it's good to take the initiative and just do it but of course you have to know what it is. One way is to train even harder to break through that barrier/break out of that cocoon. Exhaust yourself physically and mentally - and spiritually if that's what you want too. From the shugyo - that ascetic practice - maybe you will find an answer.
#2 11-22-2010 08:13 AM
mathewjgano Says:
My experiences in waiting for some push to compell me over the next hurdle would suggest you make the push. Waiting for it could take a long time...if you're anything like me, at any rate. Take care!
#1 11-22-2010 01:57 AM
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