Thread: Spiritual Power
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:41 PM   #79
kewms
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Re: Spiritual Power

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Jon Reading wrote: View Post
I do not know why we are so scared of power as to transform the very term into a pejorative.
People often fear what they don't understand...

One of the really transformational experiences for me in aikido (so far) was realizing that I actually *had* power -- something women in particular are conditioned not to believe -- and that having power brought the responsibility of learning when and how to use it.

Similarly, that's one downside of denying the existence/importance of power: it can easily be an excuse for irresponsible behavior.

Katherine
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