For the month of October here at DC Aikido, we've been supplementing our Martial Arts training with particular attention to the idea of acknowledgement.
Let's take a moment to discuss the word acknowledgement. It is much more than just "thanking a person." It is recognition or favorable notice of an act or achievement. It speaks to the being, essence, or energy of a person. It shows that you are acutely aware his or her existence and you are thankful to share a piece of your life with him or her.
Notice that most of us are “funny” about acknowledgement. That is, we may crave it and we certainly love it when someone is acknowledging us. However, we often deflect it when it is given and we hardly ever ask for it. Odd, isn’t it: one of the most delightful things we can experience in life is the very thing we won’t ask for and actively deflect when provided.... Read more