Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

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.