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Old 07-23-2004, 07:52 AM   #5
SeiserL
 
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Re: How to reconcile?

Greetings,

Sounds like you may be facing the either/on monster. The way to reconcile is to accept and blend both. Being spiritually open and blending is not mutually exclusive from the martial protecting youself from a possible atemi. Thank your Uke for helping you remember both sides of the same coin we call Aikido.

IMHO, the exclusivsity of either/or is much easier (and more limting) than inclusivity of higher logic of both.

Train on.

PS: Still writing? You certainly have a lot of god questions. The answers you find would make a great read. I think they are very typical of this journey. Write on.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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