I did study Aikido, and you are spot on. It is never about stopping, blocking, forcing. It is always about redirecting, guiding, leading.

The fact that you recognize your needs and feed them means you will do better for R, as well as yourself. Don’t let the outer voice saying “selfish” in your head. You need a self to give.

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