Jun Akiyama (akiy) wrote:
Do others have any other thoughts about piritual understandings or growths that you've had resulting from aikido training?
Humility and doing less.
Aikido is a very humbling art for me. I tend to believe that spirit is natural and the less ego I have the more spirit can be manifest.
Along with ego is my body and muscles. As a big guy, I can rely on my size. In Aikido, my size and past training has been my disadvantage. I find that doing less actually gets me more. Relax, breathe, and trust the waza.
Yes, humility and doing less.
BTW: Great question and responses. Compliments and appreciation.