Mary Stein took up aikido in her mid fifties and quickly learned what it really means to face danger both external and internal In this powerful collection of short essays, she vividly describes learning an active and spirited defense on the mat, in the process uncovering a lifetime of habitual tensions and emotional reactions, of flight and ineffective fight Stein s thoughtful musings make clear how the practice of aikido can show what is really needed, right now The Gift of Danger is aimed at men and women for whom the question of what is genuine in their lives has taken on fresh urgency Above all, Stein shows that a sense of danger has extraordinary importance for the martial artist when danger is present during training, one learns to test limits and respond quickly and accurately We follow the author as she stands, tentative but determined, on the razor s edge between knowing and not knowing, judgment and impartiality the only place where real growth can occur The Gift of Danger is both a striking story of personal growth and a potent argument for aikido as a model for human behavior.Please visit thegiftofdanger.com for information on the book and author. New Read [ The Gift of Danger: Lessons from Aikido ] by [ Mary Stein ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk
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- 120 pages
- The Gift of Danger: Lessons from Aikido
- Mary Stein
- 11 April 2018 Mary Stein