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Old 02-19-2004, 10:03 AM   #6
Dojo: Shobu Aikido Cape Cod
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 152
Saotome once said to a group of Aikidoka after class I attended that the Spirit of Aiki

is to always strive to be better.

"Not just on the mat, but in each thing you do in life".

He said we will all have days that the right way will seem less easy that the wrong way, but the right way will, in the end, prove the easiest.

So, when I read the Two Wolves, I thought that the Spirit of Aiki is recognizing what is good and what is not good and having the strength to choose that which is good.

The story of the Two Wolves may not embody the Spirit of Aiki to all, but it did to me. That does not make it right or is just what I felt. I hoped to share this with others as it stirred some emotion and self-examination within me....
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