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Old 07-15-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
Clark Elliott
Dojo: Santa Fe Aikikai
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2
Howdy from Santa Fe

I have been a spiritual seeker/finder for years. About ten years ago my Path led me to Zen because I kept hearing about the importance of meditation. I also practice Hatha Yoga and The Power of NOW (Eckhart Tolle). A few days ago I was reading "The Shambhula Guide to Aikido" (by John Stevens). When I read "Morihei's teachings focused on all the concerns of today's New Age: the necessity of unifying mind and body, conflict resolution instead of confrontation; everyday life as an act of worship, as a celebration; maintenance of a healthy lifestyle; the importance of regular meditation; and concern for and care of the environment", I thought, WOW... that sounds like ME! It seems I have been ready for a more pro-active and useful spiritual practice, and now I feel I have found it. I attend my first class next week and I am very excited about my new Path.

Thanks for Being!

Clark Elliott
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Old 07-15-2004, 02:30 PM   #2
Location: livingston, scotland
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 715
Re: Howdy from Santa Fe

HI Clark

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:03 PM   #3
Dojo: Aikido of Midland
Location: Midland Texas
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Re: Howdy from Santa Fe

Welcome from Midland TX.
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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Re: Howdy from Santa Fe

Hi Clark,

Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums! I hope you'll keep us apprised of your upcoming experiences in aikido.

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