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Old 06-15-2000, 11:24 AM   #7
Chuck Clark
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I think aikido can be a very strong spiritual practice because the "feedback" is so immediate. This is especially true if there is a strong feeling of trust in the training environment. The paradox is that we should feel "safe" while at the same time be getting our "buttons pushed" at all times. Training is a form of desensitization and then resensitization to all of the possible conflict and stress in life. This stress comes from both external and internal sources. How we process the info and then make decisions gives us feedback about the system. (Life/Death)

[Edited by Chuck Clark on June 16, 2000 at 07:38am]

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