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Old 06-20-2014, 07:09 AM   #7
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Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: The language of Aikido

Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
Perhaps if we want everything in our own language/etiquette, we have not really learned what Aikido has to teach us ...
Indeed. It's natural for humans to want to things be comfortable -- easy to access, easy to do, easy to understand -- but it's not very good for us to expect this, to depend on it, or to indulge in it much (if by great good fortunate you are able to always have things your way). The world is what it is, and insisting on receiving the world always on your terms does not change the world -- it just paints you into an increasingly smaller corner of it.
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