AiKiDô: The Trinity of Conflict Transformation (Elicitiva – by Winfried Wagner

By Winfried Wagner

During this quantity, 9 well known specialists delineate their theoretical or methodological technique of Aikidô in potentiating positive dealing with of social conflicts. The authors depict the contribution of the japanese self-defensive paintings Aikidô to the idea and perform of clash transformation. the idea that of Elicitive clash Transformation (Lederach, Dietrich) unavoidably demands a revised knowing of utilized peace paintings and a brand new own profile of the clash employee. this can be the purpose the place Aikidô and conflict/peace paintings meet.

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To be embedded and embodied, enacted and extended in one´s “life world”, is to be in the “web of life” or, to employ the terminology of aikidô, in the field or sphere of ki. Thus, in respect to the sensory-tonic field and personal space, we can understand ki as extension and spaciousness. In Western philosophy, the concept of intentionality, can also be related to ki. “Intentionality” means to be implicitly (un- or subconsciously) directed, oriented and aligned to the world one is living in before any explicit (conscious, deliberate, purposeful) intention.

Toku-iku requires the often difficult task of “heart 52 work” from the individual who strives to become sincere, humble and “heartminded”, a state of heart/feeling and mind connected and reflected, unlike someone who is arrogant, emotional unreflective and preoccupied with his own preconceptions ( see my previous remarks on anger/narcississm and selfreflection). e. over one´s inner “demons” or mâras. Mâra is a Buddhist demon who tried to prevent Buddha´s enlightenment by various temptations.

The heart center is the region where our ascending vitality connects with the descending mental processes (attitudes and thoughts) and is put into relation, for example, with fellow men or with the physical world. Because feelings are always related to, the heart center is the venue of all feelings. Thus, the heart center can be referred to as the center of relatedness. It is also the center of our personal sense of self, which is always a related sense of self. The Japanese word for heart is shin or kokoro.

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