Re: Poll: Has aikido changed your spiritual life?
For answering such a question, one should start by defining what does he mean by "spiritual life". One should then explain how can he know for certain, any change was generated by Aikido and not just by growing up and accumulating more experience in life.
Aikido practice does contain several simple messages about our way to approach confrontations. This can be seen on the mat and minor verbal explaining is sufficient to show its relevance to other confrontations as well.
Assuming one practices vigorously, and internalizes these concepts of handling confrontations, is such a change spiritual????