May 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
I’ll never forget the first class I observed, how I almost cried.
Wee-Wow Dumlao, one of our instructors spoke to us about incorporating Aikido into every aspect of our lives. She confirmed those feelings I had the very first time I watched Aikido: this practice is a larger metaphor for how we can live in relationship to our environment and to other people. Among other things, Aikido is about taking up space, setting boundaries, and relating to others with love and compassion.
Too many emotions to list right now. This was such a powerful, brilliant day. I’m so happy that I fought through the anxiety and decided to show up. Now that I know what seminars are like, I’m ready to attend a longer one.
Tonight, I plan to sleep soundly.