Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Tension, rigidity, unhappiness

January 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

I have become very aware of the tension in my shoulders, back, and chest. I can let it go, each time.
I now understand that this reaction makes no sense, is the source of unhappiness, in some way it is actually the unhappiness itself.
I get nothing at all from this practice! It makes everything worse.
Let it go.

It is my holding on to my past (even its repression) which shows up as tension.
How truly bizarre.

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Flight

January 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

To escape what?

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Perfection?

January 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Being perfect?

No visible mistakes, top of the class
leads to hiding & disconnection,
self punishment,
ultimately some kind of annihilation.

Perfect being?

Supported
by care,
by gravity,
by the environment,
by breathing,
by others

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Is it play?

January 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

If my intention and actions are not playful, then what are they?

Hurried?
Forceful?
Pushy?
Anxious?
Disconnected?
Frightening?

Isn’t TRUE PLAY the best way to

experience the world,
get things done,
connect with others?

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