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Old 11-20-2012, 09:28 AM   #121
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Re: The Fear of Power

Mary-

As Chris indicated, I believe autonomy (or rather, autonomous) is a form of power. In particular, it is a form of power expressed with a freedom from control; a power independent of external influence. So in answer to your question, no, I am not confusing power with autonomy. More precisely, I would say autonomy is just a type of power.

As it would happen, I believe this power to be the core of my aikido - the power to act under my own authority without external influence affecting my actions. Right now, I think the lingo is "independent movement".

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