Volume 6 / Issue 1 SPRING 2020

6 0 S p i r i t ua l i t y S t u d i e s 6 - 1 S p r i n g 2 0 2 0 9. The waters of a river accept the gliding leaf on their surface, with no clash or resistance. No confrontation but encounter. The path to harmony is thus union, not opposition. It is flow, not interruption. ( Aiki ) As the opponent assaults, receive his action. As the attack advances, enter its flow. Tension brings obstruction, but movement leads to harmony. There is no enemy but your self. There is no fear but your mind. ( shin ) 10. The goal of practice is not to arrive at the destination. It is to refine the way we walk the path.