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Old 09-09-2004, 10:51 AM   #15
Location: Miami, FL
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 453
Re: Article: Lack of Spirituality by George S. Ledyard

Ledyard Sensei,

That is a thought-provoking article. It's funny you mentioned O'Sensei was a farmer. I never knew that. I'm going to try my hand at gardening at the tropical gardens in town. Do you think gardening can have psychic rewards similar to farming? I think it probably would, though maybe not so much.

To me, spiritual growth is the essence of Aikido. The self-defense aspects complement this growth by infusing us with confidence. As you implied in your article, Aikido has the power to foster inner peace.

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