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Old 10-03-2000, 05:21 PM   #15
Nick
Dojo: Aikido of Greater Atlanta
Location: Atlanta, GA
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Indeed- Aikido, besides being a hobby, sport, way of life, philosophy, etc, is just FUN! I love going to class, if I didn't I probably would cease my training.

Back on subject-

I feel I will have defeated myself when I stop fighting against my own feelings. I can keep harmony outside of myself, but inside, I'm a compulsive worrier. I worry about all kinds of things, most of which never happen. Going along with Jun's observation, I seem to put all that behind me when I train. So it seems I win over the problems inside myself that occur outside the dojo when I go in. I worry, as a budoka should, about the here and now.

Now if only I could better harmonize myself with matters outside of the dojo. I figure I'll have that accomplished in maybe 70 or 80 years- if I'm lucky .

Have fun everyone.

*gets off soapbox*

Shalom,

-Nick

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Nick Porter
"Do not fall into the trap of the artisan who boasts twenty years of experience, when in fact he has had only one year of experience-- twenty times."
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