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Old 01-28-2005, 07:56 AM   #4
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Re: Article: Shoshin by Lynn Seiser

Thanks for your kind word, response, and sharing.

I personally don't want to disregard what I have learned from other instructors in other arts to learn Aikido. That would Mushin, empty mind. I do want to always stay open to learning something different and new, that's Shoshin, beginner's mind.

IMHO, a closed mind is rigid and a sign of ego and ignorance. An open mind is a sign of wisdom and humility.

The more people want it their way, the less I tend to think they know what they're doing. If you come to learn, learn. If you come to only teach, start your own school.

As the perpetual student, I am selfish enough to just love the training.

Thanks again.

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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