Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Touching

February 13th, 2011 · No Comments

From center

Breathing

Extend

On a Precise Line

Toward

(not Against nor Away, not self Protecting-Defeating) (compression-center-breath)

Connect, Blend, Flow

With

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Imposed rules, by who’s authority

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Self imposed:

Trying to perform

For whom?

Noticing the awkwardness

Turn toward it. Feel the rules and violence behind stiffness and imbalance

Pain points to old rules, old quarrels

Accepting the old antagonists

Letting the body relax, letting the rule relax

Participate

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From reaction to response

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History: Startle, withdraw, plan, … From anxiety with intellect.

Practice: Notice, accept, sense and respond center to center, I – I, with playfulness.

Even noticing the startle chain reaction, playfully.

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No negatives :)

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Turning toward,

Is the only creative way,

Forward

Expand self

To include,

Let, allow.

Say “yes”.

To Awareness

To Flow

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Nurturing?

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Is not violence to self

Is not turning my back on, is not pushing away

Is not performing to an autocrat’s memory

Is of gratitude and respect

Touching

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