From the Publisher
An insightful and inspiring book for the mindfulness seeker, The Way of Aikido offers a new way of facing life's challenges using the powerful philosophy of Aikido. In the bestselling tradition of classics such as Zen and the Art of Archery and Peace Is Every Step, The Way of Aikido translates the teachings of an intricate Eastern philosophy into life lessons for American readers. Over many decades, George Leonard taught more than 50,000 people a unique form of Aikido, in which life's unanticipated blows become gifts, attacks lead to reconciliation, discord is transformed into harmony, and pain is reborn as vital energy.
Learn unique and effective ways to:
· cope with sudden setbacks—and turn them into gifts for growth
· develop ki, or positive energy, to enhance vitality
· use the principle of "blending" to deal with verbal and psychological attacks
The Way of Aikido is the culmination of Leonard’s teachings, designed not only for students of the martial arts, but also for all who seek to improve themselves.
From the Trade Paperback edition.