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Old 12-16-2007, 06:52 PM   #1
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Poll: How spiritual is aikido to you?

AikiWeb Poll for the week of December 16, 2007:

How spiritual is aikido to you?
  • I don't do aikido
  • Critically spiritual
  • Very spiritual
  • Somewhat spiritual
  • Not very spiritual
  • Not at all spiritual
Here are the current results.

Cast your vote at the top right of this page.
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: Poll: How spiritual is aikido to you?

I heard once:

"We are either physical beings having a spiritual experience or spiritual beings having a physical experience."

I tend to hold with the latter, hence, I feel that Aikido (and everything else I do throughout the day) is of critical spiritual importance.

I agree with O-Sensei that Aikido is a prayer performed with the body.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration...

ART! - http://birdsbeaks.blogspot.com/
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Re: Poll: How spiritual is aikido to you?

Is there something that isn't spiritual?

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:33 PM   #4
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Re: Poll: How spiritual is aikido to you?

Very Spiritual to me...I just don't make a big deal about it.
One of the things that bug me is the sometimes over emphasis on spirituality...and not enough emphasis on training the body first.
But what the heck do I know...

Asim
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Old 12-29-2007, 12:41 PM   #5
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Re: Poll: How spiritual is aikido to you?

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Lynn Seiser wrote: View Post
Is there something that isn't spiritual?
I think it depends on the person.

Gambarimashyo!
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