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Old 09-13-2004, 03:16 PM   #61
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Re: How is aikido related to your spiritual path?

aikido uses the body as a spiritual lens, for me that is. i keep finding out that other people's stupidity, aggression, arrogance, violence is usually my stupidity, etc.

i think it's cool that the aikido scholars wrote on this thread. a different thread is about aikido and jazz. i'm not sure god isn't something we just made up. i've experienced some amazing openings 'spiritually'. what i've learned is that it doesn't matter what our point of view is - it seems that we all intuit a higher power, or greater universe beyond ourselves. i realize this reads very disjointedly, but the path of aikido is using the physical body to meet ourselves, whoever we turn out to be - and that search bears fruit.

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