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Old 07-09-2000, 08:50 AM   #1
Dojo: FSU Aikido Club
Location: Tallahassee, FL / Miami, FL
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 51

Common fears I've felt about / during meditation, especially when I first began the static art of silence...

...will I lose my sense of identity?

...will I still be able to "predict" situations so I can be prepared to react to them?

...he who does not advance, falls behind?

...can I redefine "advance"?

...will I become some kind of "nature boy" and be mocked by the egoists around me?

When these thoughts recurr during my meditaions, I usually envision myself slicing the thoughts yokomenuchi with the sharpest live blade money can't buy.

A little bit of Peking Duck for thought,

Drew "Zazen for Nothing and your Seiza for Free" Gardner

hara-kiri for the fear-mongers,
sushi-waza for the peace-makers.

--The great dream shared among my friends--

--Please see [u]Aikido and the Harmony of Nature[u] [i]illustration:[i] p. 125. Mitsugi-san, I taught you aikido in my former life, and no
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