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Old 11-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #22
Mary Eastland
 
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Re: I Don't Care That Much

I think, Matt, that you like to argue and also might get off a bit on feeling like you have been victimized. I don't mean that disrespectfully. I don't think... you are aware of it yet. Aikiweb is a excellent place to see how we come across to others.

For me, aikido training is about deciding how to respond. Sometimes it is okay just to side step the sho-men or duck under the yokamen.

When I put an idea out onto Aikiweb I can watch the responses and then notice what reactions I have to the responses. If someone agrees with me it matters as much as if someone disparages my ideas. The practice is to participate and then learn about myself.

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