Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Off stage?

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

A waiting room

A private space

To withdraw into

Out of “sight”

A place to analyze, calculate, arrange for …

For WHAT?

As John Lennon said,

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

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Truth

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You know!

Don’t blame or make excuses.

Staying with

what is authentic

True play.

You can stay connected.

Touching

(Extension required)

Facing

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Facing

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Truth

Squarely

What is unfolding

Not turning away or against, even a little

Touching

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Universal

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Everything is best processed through this body’s full experiencing

rather than only

My memory and dreams

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Losing it

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Fear

and its big brother panic

Blind

–the ultimate lack of focus

–diffusion of capacity

–losing touch

There is little value in blinding one’s self

Choose presence

–drop back into this moment, this place, this grounded centered body

–moving center, moving from center

–extend and connect

–everything follows to the best possible outcome

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Spine

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One

Flexible

Vertical extension

from center

from ground

Head extended

Facing

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Violence

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INTENT to push or withhold

Leaning against

Pulling away

Not a matter of degree

rather

A CHOICE

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Blend

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Touch

Center to center

From extension to extension

Moving together, playfully

Imagine a work place where there was no violence

Only touching from one’s caring to another’s caring

Violence in the name of speed and efficiency

is demoralizing and disengaging

diminishing hope

precluding creativity, innovation

A recipe

for a static bureaucracy

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Turning fully toward

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(in no order, all together, as one way of being)

Center

(instant intuition–sensing, knowing, pre-verbal, global)

Intention

(gratitude and respect, openness and curiosity-true play, touching, non-collisional)

Attention

(inclusive, not brittle & narrowly focused)

Gravity

(falling/flowing into motion from center, with gravity)

Extension from ground

(in 3D with knees, hips, and spine)

Breathing

(giving to and receiving from)

Accepting self

(with gratitude and respect)

Accepting what is unfolding

(with gratitude and respect)

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