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Old 04-18-2006, 06:08 AM   #16
Pauliina Lievonen
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Re: Deepening Our Training

Derek Gaudet wrote:
Or maybe it takes even longer to realize this, perhaps months or years down the road, someone just says "what am I doing?"
Maybe only then is when real commitment starts , or doesn't?

I know for me I started aikido because my sister was doing it and I thought it looked cool. Basically I drifted into it like I've drifted into many things in my life. But somewhere along the way it has changed from something that I just happen to do into something that I do. Now how to do more of it...

I love that quote from Saotome about you think you might die. I think that's what happens when we change our habits. Change of any kind is a risk to the organism, after all, we survived just fine until now and so the safest option would be to not change a thing.

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