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Old 06-12-2011, 08:46 AM   #35
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
Join Date: Aug 2002
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Re: Basics, basics, basics

Basics are really not so basic. The building blocks of good posture, relaxation, positive mind and coming from center are involved in all technique and for me, life.
I was told if I never leave the basics I won't have to go back to them.

Today affords me another opportunity to incorporate this practice into everyday and when I feel resistance an opportunity to watch myself and correct when I am ready. I wish I was always ready the instant I need to change.

Sometimes I am so human I want to hang onto my ways while they are not working for me. Patience with myself and others on and off this journey is developed though this practice. The edges are getting chipped off just as I notice others being less prickly.
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