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Old 04-14-2012, 10:50 AM   #47
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Re: Aikido and the Floating Bridge of Heaven

Dan Harden wrote: View Post
I haven't met anyone who does it and it alone who has any sort of unusual and usable power I couldn't walk right through.
I'm always intrigued by these kinds of statements, meaning that, say we objectively look at 'a breather' - somewhat frail and almost always quite unassuming, and some of us might quite rightly conclude "I could kick his/her ass in a heartbeat." And yet we don't Why is that? In fact, that type of person never gets in a fight. Why is that? If I could just "walk right through" him/her ... then why don't I? What stops me? A part of us would have to say "Well, why would I?" "What's to gain?" "I would end up looking like a complete jerk!" Legitimate questions, but where did those thoughts come from? We obviously didn't have those thoughts until we looked at this person. So is there something that we see or sense in these "breathers" that can actually generate a conflict within our own minds?

Jim Redel BHC Aikido
"The universe, aikido, the mind - both hands clapping!"
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