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Old 01-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #8
Mary Eastland
 
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Re: Receiving and Giving Gifts

The golden rule states "do onto others as you would have them do onto you:...I heard once "do unto others what is loving to them." What makes me feel loved may feel like nothing to someone else. To be loving I want to show my love in a way that my loved ones interpret love.
In Aikido, each uke is a gift...nothing more or less...my training helps me accept them just as they are at that moment ...to be awake, to feel, to see, to connect, to truly pay attention is love.
Thanks for a thought provoking column and Happy New Year!
Mary
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