Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Allegiance

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments

To

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Touching

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Holding on to nothing

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Compression

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Practice
paying attention
to
Compression

Simply
Get a feeling for it
For connection with earth
First

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Get Big–Prerequisite for blending

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Get big.

My attention must be larger than

my concerns and larger than

each of the others concerns and cares.

Movement occurs inside an envelope that includes all the cares in the “room”,

all the movements in the room.

This is essential, fundamental, in order to not be a bull in a china shop

moving blind to ones surroundings because you do not understand the contexts and situations of all concerned.

 

This encompassing position is calming and centering–knowing that you are not a bull in a china shop.

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