To claim one's warrior spirit; to be totally present to what is now, is the purpose of aikido training.
Techniques, weapons training, group exercises and meditations are all vehicles to summon and then challenge our warrior spirit.
Challenge yourself to be ever in the now. Watch your thoughts and feelings. Let them pass unfettered by anchoring stories. Let the distractions float into the ether to join the millions of other un-tethered nothings that matter not.
All that matters is what is, and now.