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Old 03-14-2006, 01:11 PM   #10
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Re: Poll: How important is "courage" in your own personal aikido practice?

Here's a question that came to my mind:

If courage is a part of training, what about fear then? Is fear a part of training? Should we make it a part of training? Does it need to be a part of Training? Should we try not to have fear be a part of training in order that we cultivate a virtue like courage? If so, where or how does all the discourse of "stay bright/stay positive," etc., fit into such things? Or, can we cultivate courage by doing our best to leave fear out of our training as much as possible?

David M. Valadez
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