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So here you are walking your path of Aikido.
Only you can walk your path, of course you train with your classmates in the dojo, making progress together, attending courses together -- but make no mistake the path you are walking is your own.
There will no doubt be students who have less commitments to family and work than you and can attend class more often -- this is there path.
Likewise there will be fellow students with a heavy burden of family and work, and although you would like to help them, that is their path.
Your path will not be an easy one, there will be obstacles and diversions along the way, at times you will feel your progress has stopped, though the small breeze against your face reminds you, that you are still moving forwards.
Every obstacle is an opportunity for personal growth and development.
This is your path, the quality of which is decided by you, progress along your path is achieved by your efforts alone