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Old 06-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: 105) Aikido- Martial Arts Hidden Within: June 2013

Mary Eastland wrote: View Post

While I agree with some of what you wrote you seem to becoming from a place of fear. I think that the practice of Aikido creates a peacefulness within which in turn we can project to the world.

The issue of self-defense can also came from a place of self-acceptance and an acknowledgment of the conditions at hand, always allowing room for adaptation, considering the circumstances.
I think it comes from a place of fear in the same way looking both ways before you cross the street does. It's not fear, it's awareness of possibilities that exist in reality, not fantasy

"Logical consequences are the scarecrows of fools and the beacons of wise men" - Thomas Henry Huxley
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