Originally posted by Saku
My aikido seems to be working really effectively and well. You see, there are over 5 billion people in the whole world that I have NOT been hurting, beating, mutilating, killing, torturing, (fill in other word for abuse).
The second I read this I thought about pollution. It's a great thing if you can live a life without harming anyone, but pollution hurts everyone. It's a hard thing for most to avoid these days.
In regard to the rest of the post. For me, aikido is about bringing myself into complete harmony. Technique matters little with this, although I do strive for good technique. By testing yourself physically in the dojo, you can see/feel the harmony(or lack of it) within. I look forward to the day when I can act quickly and effectively without a single conscience thought.