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Old 04-21-2012, 03:10 AM   #2
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Re: Dog Chases Tail, Tail Wags Dog

Thanks Ross. Interesting article as always.

Even if the mind is distributed throughout the body there has to be a leader. At least when we go beyond play. Even in an inescapable oneness someone or something has to take the initiative in bringing the disturbed body/bodies/energy/energies/cosmos back into equilibrium.

We have to be able to deal with negative energy with compassion but without allowing harm to come to anyone. That includes an attacker but in a hierarchy of protection presumably that would be the last priority.

So coming back to aikido in a more narrow sense to redress the balance first we have to destroy the balance. Perhaps that is not a narrow sense after all.


we can make our minds so like still water, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life
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