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Old 04-26-2002, 01:49 AM   #1
Bruce Baker
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Harmony and disharmony

What is the solution for dealing with disharmony?

There the physical disharmony of participants in Aikido practice we deal with every day, but what about the verbal disharmony, the thought disharmony, or the emotional disharmony when we respond to threads that, for better grasp of a situation ... yank our chains ... get out goat?

How should we apply the philosophy of our lives or Aikido's teachings to find harmony among the disharmony?

If we are the cause of disharmony or merely the catalyst to something that was already there, should we try to fix it?

My curiosity is leaning towards seeing the people with comical or insulting responses, applying ways to finding harmonious solutions?

Before you respond, take a couple of days, or more, to examine why something "yanks your chain" or "gets your goat?"

Is there a more "Aiki" way to respond?
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Old 04-26-2002, 02:07 AM   #2
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Re: Harmony and disharmony

Originally posted by Bruce Baker

Before you respond, take a couple of days, or more, to examine why something "yanks your chain" or "gets your goat?"

Is there a more "Aiki" way to respond?
Yes but before learning it you have to already possess the full mastery of firing the magical ki fireball at invincible partners.

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Old 04-26-2002, 10:39 AM   #3
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Laughter and a smile go a long way towards dispelling dis-harmony. Particularly when we can laugh at ourselves. For some reason pondering all the "signficant" and "meaningful" questions tends to get most aikidokas knickers in a knot and ruin their sense of humor.

I am typically a 'lurker" on these boards but even I have to inteject some humor once in a while at some of the frivilous bullshit that is posted.

Why do I keep coming back......because sometimes I stumble across a gem.

Remember the truth is often spoken in jest......
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