Re: The Fear of Power
Power is not always an aggressive negative. That's how so many people interpret it -- as something completely "yang/yo." It is not. Power is simply a tool. When you know what the power of aiki is, then there is nothing to fear. It's all in how you choose to use it. Aiki can be a gentle power to deflect violence; it is not violence itself.
I see the point as being this: that having the tool -- power -- means having more choices than not having the tool.