Re: A perspective on learning Aikido
Supposedly, Gandhi once said, "Don't mix up that which is habitual with that which is natural." I think much of what we think as "natural" in our lives is more what is "habitual." What is natural, to me, is what exists underneath such habits.
Talking to Saotome sensei recently, he said to me to get rid of all habits, both good and bad. I'm still chewing on that one...