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Old 01-29-2005, 07:00 PM   #17
Location: Burlington, Vermont
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 21
Re: Aiki spirit and Two wolves

It's not about winning. Even if the "good" wolf wins, that leaves you as half a person. We have a tendancy (well, at least I do..) to want to be able to "rest," to have a security, without conflicts. That is not reality. The key is to understand the necessity of both wolves. Freedom comes with the ability to dance within the chaos, to meet the violence head on and embrace it, realize that it's a part of you as well as the peace. "Only a warrior can choose pacifism- all others are condemned to it." The ability to embrace conflict without being destroyed by it is the heart of aiki. Of course, that's just my opinion.
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