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Old 05-18-2013, 07:32 AM   #1
Mary Eastland
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self-defense is the decison... Aikido is my path

After reading the frustration expressed in the thread Cold Sensei I saw the tie in to the effective Aikido thread . I decided to start a new thread.

When a person makes the conscious decision to defend themselves they change from the inside out. Now that person has the chance to make a choice about every single situation in her own life.

When a person is complaining about circumstances he can hear the hollow echo of whining in his ears. It no longer fits...it feels like trying to squeeze into a child's sweater.

Now that person knows that since he has made the the decision to be pro-active in self-defense, every circumstance is an opportunity to train. Instead of wasting time complaining about people, places or circumstances she can change the only thing that she really can change: Herself.

The decision is very important. Until it is made all else is futile.

The path is also important...that will become available during the process of the decision to defend oneself.

Last edited by Mary Eastland : 05-18-2013 at 07:34 AM. Reason: run on sentence

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
graham christian
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Re: self-defense is the decison... Aikido is my path

Nicely put. I like the whole of the title. Throwing away all complaints and protests disagreements and negatives of that ilk is true self defence and thus protecting self from own negatives. Very martial too.

Second part...move forward unhindered by self yet in harmony with others or even despite others if you like. Aikido.

Peace. G.
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