Cassia Rose Heatley
It has been two months almost since I last posted in this thread, so I feel it is due to give an update. I made peace with the "unappealing partner", once I allowed myself to see in him what it was that I didn't like in myself that came quite easily. He quit around a month ago, but I am happy that I was able to resolve my conflict with him before that happened. My training is harmonious and I have no issues with any aikidoka, I also train frequently with yudansha now (as often as I do with white belts). I would like to thank the commenters above that helped me reach the right conclusion and approach and enabled me to improve myself and my training. I no longer talk of other aikidoka in an unkind manner and try to only say positive or constructive things toward my partners
Hi Cassia, not to take away from what you and Mary and jun and chris and the others have said...
Aikido isn't for every one
it is an art, in that it takes skill and dedication, but also that little bit of 'magic'
I have already been castrated by the 'big men' and 'women' on this site, for opening my mouth, so i won't be long.
Continue to have faith, because all of out power comes from god. And from love. (Corinthians 1:13 God is love. And of the greatest things, love hope and charity, but the greatest of these is love).
Take what you are taught in class, and apply it outside of class. It will make you the greatest friend/lover/father/mother student of life.
If all you ever seek to do is to excel in class, attend classes, pay attention, and work hard, and you will achieve this goal.