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This is something that Aikido has helped me develop.
Obviously it's not something you create out of thin air but due to insecurity and an over developed Taoist sense of going with the flow and not actually standing up for myself I have always tended to quash my instinct. This led to a lot of frustration and anger because my ignored instincts turned out to be right.
Aikido though has helped me in that if I can't see a way through one way there must be another way. If something feels right go that way rather than fighting against something.
HA! If only I'd taken up Aikido when I was 13 instead of 23 I'd be at this level at 19 instead of 29!
But you cant' start any sooner than today as my mum always says... And without her I wouldn't even have been this far so she must be on to something!