~~Recently, I've begun working with something I can only call 'emotional ukemi', following another's lead without being so proactive. Off and on I'd gotten nowhere with certain people or situations as even gentle confrontation wasn't working. I had knocked around the idea of ukemi in these instances but thought it would in some way deminish me; it has not. It doesn't mean roll-over.
~~In fact, there has been improvement in these slightly klunky relationships or encounters, for which I am thankful. For me, this has much to do with the heart of Aikido. I've included this thread in the spiritual catagory as I believe this is something unique that Aikido offers and was curious as to others' imput.
~~Take care All