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Old 03-11-2011, 04:56 AM   #101
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Re: Fighting Mind vs Warrior Mind

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Prepared for harmony.
Prepared for what is.

If we only prepare for harmony we miss the opportunity and beauty of discord.

Stay externally aware without internal sorting principles.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:34 AM   #102
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Prepared for what is.

If we only prepare for harmony we miss the opportunity and beauty of discord.

Stay externally aware without internal sorting principles.
Interesting. I would put it a different way although I think we would be saying the same or similar thing.

I always say to practice acceptance, especially to accept what is. I relate this also to center.

Through doing this and becoming good at it then you find you are prepared for any changes for they are just more realities to be accepted.

In this way you will be prepared for harmony.

On the other hand if you specialize in non-acceptance, you find you're always complaining and protesting, always stressing and harmony seems like a foreign concept.

Liked that concept of 'internal sorting principles' though.

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Old 03-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #103
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Re: Fighting Mind vs Warrior Mind

In a nutshell, to me a "fighting Mind" means you seek confrontation and a "Warriors Mind" is you do what needs to be done.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:25 PM   #104
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I personally feel the two go together, having a fighting mind doesn't necessarily mean a contentious one. Being able to fight is a requirement to be a warrior, isn't that logical...?
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:37 PM   #105
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Prepared for what is.

If we only prepare for harmony we miss the opportunity and beauty of discord.
Has anyone ever read Thomas Crum's book about using aikido principles in life called The Magic of Conflict? This is a central point of the book.

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Old 03-11-2011, 04:24 PM   #106
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To adhere to a path of non-resistance, non-control, non-opposition. To enter with non-disturbance. To guide with the spirit of loving protection. To bring heaven to earth. The warrior of true budo-love.

The Aikido Mind!!!

G.
Graham

Even I found this very touching, really bootiful, kin bootiful.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #107
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Graham

Even I found this very touching, really bootiful, kin bootiful.

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Henry.

If you are being sincere then I thank you for the response. If not,well I thank you anyway.

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:07 PM   #108
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Henry.

If you are being sincere then I thank you for the response. If not,well I thank you anyway.

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Ah, Graham, nice non-resistant response

Success is having what you want. Happiness is wanting what you have.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:29 PM   #109
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Ah, Graham, nice non-resistant response
HI Mark.

If you are ....(ha ha!) just joking. Thank you.

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Old 03-12-2011, 04:50 AM   #110
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Henry.

If you are being sincere then I thank you for the response. If not,well I thank you anyway.

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Ah Bisto Graham, would I jest with you ?

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