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Old 05-07-2004, 10:36 PM   #39
Chuck Clark
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Re: How is aikido related to your spiritual path?

Charles Hill wrote:
I generally seem to be able to tell what kind of person my partner is after practicing with him/her even if we have never met. This is kind of scary as it seems to work the other way too, I can`t hide on the mat.

I have experienced this for many years. My students begin to comment about this ability to "know" others in the dojo after about two years of training.

I have experienced quite a few people that have quit practice and tell me that they don't like the feeling of being so "transparent" to others in the dojo.

Having this "intimacy" in our relationship with the whole world makes many aspects of life much simpler for sure.

Chuck Clark
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