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Old 06-12-2003, 09:46 AM   #6
opherdonchin
Dojo: Baltimore Aikido
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Peter Rehse wrote:
Not that we don't know what it is or (side glance at Kelly) because we fear it, but simply because it has taken on a loaded meaning which is far better described through physical terms.
I find everything in your post interesting and thoughtful and thoughtprovoking except for this one sentence. Even this isn't too objectionable to me, but I thought maybe it would be easier to swallow if I softened it a bit. That is, maybe you mean,
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We think we know what it is, and that thing is something we don't fear. However, that something reduces to an explanation in physical terms that we find easier to understand and more comfortable.
Or maybe
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While some people my find other explanations of Ki more helpful, for me, the description in physical terms has been easiest to understand and most comfortable.
I hope you don't think I'm being snide or disrespectful. Maybe I just don't understand what you mean by "better described."

Yours in Aiki
Opher
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