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Old 09-21-2004, 09:42 AM   #26
Sue Trinidad
Dojo: Island Aikido
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 41
Re: aikido crisis. :(

Change has a chance at success. Staying the same is guaranteed failure.
And here's the kicker: nobody actually *gets* to stay the same, no matter how hard they try!

Maybe this is an opportunity.

Pema Chodron says something to the effect that we keep getting the lessons we need until we learn them. Shunryu Suzuki, asked to sum up the whole of Zen in two words, said, "Everything changes."

The cool thing about aikido is (imo), you get to work on your stuff without having to wait for a real (external) crisis in your life--a death, a divorce, a loss of a job, serious illness, whatever--to prompt you to look at what's making you uncomfortable. Plus, it's fun!

Good luck!

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