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Old 04-30-2012, 08:06 AM   #17
Mary Eastland
 
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Re: My aikido is at the crossroads

Dear Which way:

I wonder what it is like training with you? When I am bitching about my ukes in my head I am not accepting "what is". When I come back to "what is" I find I can always be a better uke and nage by focusing on myself.

It happens during training...my ego has some stuff to say. The pleasure I get from training is proportionate to how much time I spend in my head.

Every Uke is a gift. I am provided opportunities to grow.

It would be sad for you and for me if I dressed for class and there were no other people there. I am grateful for whoever comes to class. Each person provides a new challenge for me to become better at Aikido and to become a better person.

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