Re: Too many expectations?
Having a "path" is invaluable. Subvert society's rules and join aikido. Learn to connect energeticly to people and build community across economic boundries. I love that doctors, plumbers, stone masons, college students, and VPs of companies all work together in in one place. My partner a few years back for a demonstration in Japan was a VP of Kawasaki (who was also a motor-cross champion). I don't think I would have had to opportunity to meet him outside of aikido...
Learning to make judgments outside of the ego-self is a difficult one. I'm just starting to understand that I need to figure out how to approach this. But, I'd say that aikido does provide a path, you just have to want to continue to follow it.
Last edited by rob_liberti : 06-03-2005 at 08:06 AM.