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Old 02-27-2003, 11:52 PM   #1
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Question What's the most important thing you've learned...

...either about yourself, or life, from training in Aikido?

Looking forward to hearing all your words of wisdom!
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Old 02-27-2003, 11:57 PM   #2
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Bet you Mike says this threads been done already. I would have to say patience. I have more of it than I used to have.
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:06 AM   #3
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You're probably right, Kelly...though I'm hoping you guys won't mind a repeat performance for us newbies.

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"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead." - Morihei Ueshiba
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:16 AM   #4
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in no particular order:

compassion

tolerance of others views

individual responsibility (my life, good or bad, is my doing)

That's all for now. I'm sure I'll have a bunch more in a week or so

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:28 AM   #5
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Quote:
Jamie D. Gaden (jdgaden) wrote:
You're probably right, Kelly...though I'm hoping you guys won't mind a repeat performance for us newbies.
Nothing wrong with repition Jamie. Its how we all improve ourselves.
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Old 02-28-2003, 02:25 AM   #6
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How to tie my belt in the proper way

.... oh and I'm getting a wee bit better at keeping my mouth shut, and keeping focus on what need to be done.

- Jørgen Jakob Friis

Inspiration - Aspiration - Perspiration
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:02 AM   #7
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well, there's a lot of things: Humility, selflessness, cooperation, goal orientation, the desire for hard work, connectedness, body awareness, balance, timing, LOTS of empathy, confidence, and last but certainly not least; spirituality and open-mindedness. Of course, these are all works in progress, and there's a lot that I'm sure I didn't list or that I'm not aware of yet. I think out of all that, maybe Empathy is the most important, as it covers so many of the other things. Suffice it to say that it's not all physical, though some is. I hope that you see some things on that list that look good to you, but ultimately you decide what you want to take home at the end of the day.

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Old 02-28-2003, 08:47 PM   #8
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That there are still things in life I can get passionate about...
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