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Old 04-20-2006, 10:37 PM   #32
Michael O'Brien
Dojo: Nashville Aikikai
Location: Nashville, Tn
Join Date: Jan 2006
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Re: Deepening Our Training

David,

I think you did an excellent job of expounding upon your initial post to answer my questions and I appreciate it. I clearly understood the concepts you were describing regarding the physical aspects of the training.

I am still trying to absorb the last portion of your message as it relates to the spiritual aspect. I understand zazen and am starting to incorporate regular meditation into my training. I have never considered undertaking a sesshin and think your use of the word torturous would be quite accurate.

Thank you for your time, patience, and giving me something to ponder further.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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