"Perhaps the real question is, "Where do you set the boundaries of your aikido?" What is inside and outside your field of study?" - Ted Ehara
Stolen from the thread - "Why are you Here?" asked by D. Hooker Sensei.
Ted, aikido serves my life, not vice versa. Aikido is a way to see my (sorry) self reflected in others. It is my current path for turning my violent carnal desires into peaceful expressions, in a socially appropriate way - and it costs less than psychotherapy.
I say 'sorry self' not because I am pathetic, but because there is plenty for me to work on.