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Old 04-18-2008, 09:05 AM   #3
Susan Dalton
Dojo: Greensboro Kodokan
Location: Greensboro
Join Date: Mar 2004
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Re: Soft Power, A Magnetic Approach to Practice

What a lovely article. Thank you.
"Before long, the 'personality' or survival reaction kicks in and we revert back to the control and defend pattern of dealing with pressure. Anyone who has practiced martial arts for any length of time will recognize that no one stays centered -- just as no one stays in the zone. The point of training is to develop the capacity to recover center in the midst of the action."
I really like how you put that. We don't have to be perfect. We just have to dispassionately see where we're imperfect and keep at it.
I'm working on that one little piece...
Susan
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