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Old 06-27-2002, 06:46 AM   #3
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
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Don't get caught up

Yeah, it is quite a moment to have everything click, and time slow down .... but if you always seek to repeat that feeling, it is like a drug that lets your mind think you are repeating the feeling, but you will be rudely awakened when your partner throws you or slams you to the mat.

Uncommonly, people do not get this rush without being sick or on drugs, but the side effects of being entranced to return are just as addicting as any drug.

Beware of being caught up in this moment, as opposed to standing outside the moment and using it to move on.

Enjoy the fact that this moment has happened to you, but don't get attached to it ... it will hinder your training, confidence, and objectivity for raising the bar for excellence.

Enough of this.

You will find out for yourself the difference of experiencing a momemt like this, and dwelling on it, or trying to repeat it.

Always remember to step outside of yourself when moments like this occur so that you have an option when it is just the opposite of going your way ... and everything goes to hell in a handbasket.

Being in the right place at the right time, or the wrong place at the wrong time are not that far apart.

Just another of my pet pieves for observation and changing your timing to fit the situation, sometimes found in Aikido, but not always observed in life situations.
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