Giving_Others_the_Benefit_of_the_Doubt

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Title: Giving Others the Benefit of the Doubt Word Count: 907 Summary: There s a saying in aikido, There are many lessons on the mat. It means that when we re practicing aikido we re not just learning aikido, we re also learning about life. Keywords: communication,benefit of the doubt,life lessons,positive intentions Article Body: There s a saying in aikido, There are many lessons on the mat. It means that when we re practicing aikido we re not just learning aikido, we re also learning about life. For example, when someone grabs my wrist too hard and I get angry but don t say anything, I eventually learn that it would be more useful to ask him not to grab so hard. I may also notice that it s difficult for me to ask for what I want in other places in my life, that I suffer needlessly because of it, and that I blame others and justify my blaming instead of taking action. Many lessons . . . I swim daily and notice that I have a new saying, similar to the aikido one, that goes There are many lessons in the pool. Every day I seem to have another internal learning adventure. An example of this is the lane partner dilemma. Some swimmers are easy and quiet as they cut through the water; others splash. Some swim straight and stay in their own part of the lane, leaving plenty of room. Others flail and lunge,
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ASTROLOGY e2021 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Spring '11 term at Cox School of Business.

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