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Old 08-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #23
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Re: Why is Easy So Hard to Learn?

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Chuck Clark wrote: View Post
Maybe because it's counter-intuitive to the way most of us live our lives trying to be safe, trying to get what we want, and trying to be "happy"...
Osu Sensei,

I could not agree more.

Though I am not too intuitive or intelligent, I do think that Aikido is more natural than our socially learned normal. Therefore it does everything the opposite of the way we think it should.

A we learn in suggestive arts, when we "try" to be safe or happy, we are not. "Try" implies failure.

Its when we decide to practice our daily discipline in the direction of what we want, safety, and happiness that we actually begin to manifest that intent in our practice and lives.

Thanks for reading and responding.

Rei, Domo.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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