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Creation Date: 06-08-2009 01:55 PM
Linda Eskin
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My path to and through Aikido. Observations on Aikido, horses, & life, by a 51 y/o 1st kyu.

This same blog (with photos and a few additional trivial posts, but without comments) can be found at www.grabmywrist.com.

I train with Dave Goldberg Sensei, at Aikido of San Diego.
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In Off The Mat Aikido Stop Resisting. Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #147 New 02-14-2012 11:43 PM
It's funny how we have to keep learning the same thing over, and over, and over, and over again. An old lesson looks unfamiliar in a new situation. Principles that are old friends in one context seem strange when seen in a different light.

The lesson? Stop resisting. Stop denying. Stop wishing. Notice. Feel. Become aware of the actual direction of the energy. Not your story about it. Not how it was supposed to be. Not how you meant to have it work out.

Notice what's actually happening. Blend with that. Align with that. Move into that. Use that. Act from that.

Being in harmony with the reality of the circumstances is the only place you have any power. You can't act from resistance, denial, and wishing. Effective action is only possible from awareness and acceptance. Not resignation, acceptance.

This is what's so. Stop dragging your feet, and move.

I think I get itů Again.
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#2 02-15-2012 11:59 PM
Linda Eskin Says:
Thank you, Mary. In Aikido, in life... Same diff'rence. :-)
#1 02-15-2012 07:55 AM
Amen. Thank you for the reminder.
 




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