What are your non-physical applications of aikido in your daily life? (Please don't tell me that aikido has no application off the mat.) For example, in this post I mentioned my non-physical description of sheonage. An application for me as a lawyer is the brainstorming stage of generating a solution to my client's problem. Consider the triangle, circle, and square symbols. Physically, the triangle is irimi, atemi, and the cutting motions that end projections. Non-physically, it is "getting to the point." An application for me is when I'm arguing, professionally, my case with the opposing lawyer. He throws out several statements. I zero in on the one that matters. "Sir, I agree with you on points 1, 3, and 4, but you've strayed on #2. The facts really are ..." Strike to the center. Irimi. Triangle. The circle is yielding. It is "ai." It's when we blend with uke's momentum and go where his energy is going. In my job, it's what I do in the initial consultation to get my client to open up with me, and tell me the facts. It's what I do with the opposing party to keep at least a polite, if not a friendly, relationship, because if you're always butting heads you'll never get anything done. Those are my ideas. What are your ideas? How about irimi-nage? How about kaiten-nage? Etc. Keep going. Certainly this stuff can be used off the mats.