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Old 02-02-2008, 05:17 AM   #18
dps
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Re: Practice Aikido Spiritually ?

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So what exactly is the spirituality of Aikido in daily practice ?
The discovery of yourself physically and mentally through practice. Helping those you practice with learn by you being compassonate and selfless toward them.

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How does one do "it" ?
By practicing with commitment, dedication, self discipline, self control and humor.

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So how do I as a relatively beginner make Aikido a lifestyle and not just a practice session ?
By committing a portion of your weekly routine to practice. Make it a given that on certain days at certain times each week you are practicing. It becomes as much as a part of your life as going to work or going to school.

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For example , I have heard that with each cut of the bokken , I am cutting the ego. What does this mean ?
Each moment of practice changes you. Each cut of the bokken, each movement of the feet, each fall that you take if done with serious intent to learn teaches you about yourself and the people you practice with.

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What do I do with it?
Enjoy it.

David

Last edited by dps : 02-02-2008 at 05:26 AM.
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