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Old 11-21-2002, 10:31 AM   #6
SeiserL
 
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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.

Until again,

Lynn

BTW: Great question and responses. Compliments and appreciation.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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