Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Entries from July 2011

Spirals

July 31st, 2011 · No Comments

BLENDING  (Connection)

AS

SPIRALS (Effortless Transforming)

(in the Present Moment)

(with Common Center of Gravity and Balance)

THE WAY OF INNOVATION

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Always occurring

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Always occuring

Effortless
Transformation
In the present moment
through
Grounded
Centered
Connection

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Aikido Practices are not Habits

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

HABITS are more or less automatic routines which are triggered and run without direct attention

PRACTICES are intentional actions which occur in the moment with the full benefit of attention and reflection

AIKIDO is not the replacement of ineffective habits with more effective habits

Aikido is the practice of playful fearless presence, a continual turning toward what is happening

with a mood of gratitude and curiosity and a body tuned to gravity and flow

with a intent to connect and blend rather than push, withdraw, or control.

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Four dynamics at play

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

ASSERTIONS   (facts)
CARE   (human choice)
ASSESSMENTS  (opinions from care and partial awareness of facts)

STRESS METABOLIZING PRACTICES (grounding, centering, connecting)

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Assertions

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Seven facts

GRAVITY    (attraction at any distance)
CENTER    (physics of mass, of physical being in motion)
CONNECTION    (wholeness, relatedness, I-I)
EFFORTLESSNESS   (flow happens everywhere, all the time)
TRANSFORMATION    (impermanence, emergence)
PRESENT MOMENT    (the only moment of being)
PRECISION

CARE

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Start from

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Breath

Vertical

Care

Connection

Always turning toward

–this is presence,

the only place to start from.

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Sameness Denied (or the practice of sameness)

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Will (choice) to SEPARATENESS!?

What historical perception fears connection?

What stance

Prevents the felt experience of

Sameness?

What history am I physically holding on to that precludes acceptance and sameness?

What does this holding, turning against, turning away feel like?

Find the sensation and turn toward it.

Practice sensing and turning toward, period.

That is the practice of sameness.

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My Care

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Help others to have enough personal choice

in order that they

May help themselves and others to have good lives

—————-

Mood–gratitude, acceptance, curiosity, playfulness, ambition

Mind–attention to care

Body–relaxed, aware, vertical, connected

in total–blending

 

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Trying or Being

July 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Horizontal force

or

Flowing presence

 

Both chosen and perfected through practice

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