Thread: Spiritual Power
View Single Post
Old 09-29-2011, 06:51 AM   #76
Tim Ruijs
Tim Ruijs's Avatar
Dojo: Makato/Netherlands
Location: Netherlands - Leusden
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 463
Re: Spiritual Power

Very awake Graham, very. Thanks for sharing your view.

It reflects of what I think Aikido means: the ability to do the right thing at the right time (harmony eastern style).
So what we are going for is not to have power, nor to have ability, but be able to employ that ability.
Like you said, the potential (i.e. energy) is already inside, but we cannot employ/use it properly when we want to.

Polishing the mind, is not it great?

In a real fight:
* If you make a bad decision, you die.
* If you don't decide anything, you die.
Aikido teaches you how to decide.
  Reply With Quote