Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Entries from September 2011

Taking care of innovators

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

6 Embodied practices, three for recovery, three for innovation

8 Innovation Practices

8 Embodied facts

6 Psychological facts

Whole picture to locate the missing conversations early and often

Bite size innovations

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Turning Toward

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Playfully

Safely

Repeatedly

Fractally

Precisely

THAT IS IT

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Serious Play: Positive Emotions

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Joy

Gratitude (care)

Serenity

Interest (curiosity)

Hope

Pride

Amusement

Inspiration

Awe

Love (connection)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The 8th Fact: Care

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Is the source of Gratitude

 

Precisely:

Sofia, Isabella, Lola

Career in health care: Colleges serving and creating together

Family, including Mico

Friends

Ocean, Sky, Mountains, Rain, Sun, Wind, Warmth, Cold

Walks, talks, rides, paddles, sails

Breathing in this moment

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grounding fear

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

ground each fear

turn toward the place of origin

breath from the center of the fear

stay with the sensations

eyes wide open, in this moment, in this place

breath from care

turn toward care and the source of fear

breath from center

sense ground

extend connect touch

blend

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hierarchy

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

hierarchy has fear structurally built-in

therefore suppresses or kills creativity and innovation

any leader in any hierarchy must take active steps to decrease fear

if creativity is required or desired.

fear is embodied

peace is also embodied

what are your practices of embodied fear?

embodied peace?

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the big picture

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

HELD
back
away
against

RESISTANCE, TWISTING, EFFORT, STRAINING
against
away

MOVEMENT FLOW TURNING
toward
with
as spirals

CARE
precision
focus
attraction
choice

BEING with
SENSING with
ORGANIZING with

NON-VIOLENCE

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Noticing Horizontal

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

HOW OFTEN DO I ATTEMPT TO FEEL SAFE
BY ABANDONING MYSELF
BY ALIGNING WITH OTHERS
IN ORDER TO PLEASE, FOLLOW OR RESIST;

RATHER THAN STANDING ON MY OWN FEET
AND MOVING WITH THE OTHER PERSON(S)?

WHAT ARE THE CLUES
THAT LET ME KNOW
THIS HORIZONTAL RELATING IS HAPPENING?

The first step is to begin to notice how it feels in my body to abandon vertical.

Feel how I look away from myself when I make a horizontal move.

One can feel / sense the risk, the dependence, the off balance, the instability of the relationship in the moment.

Horizontal is Buber’s I–It. Vertical is I–Thou or I–I.

Whenever the other is felt to be more or less than I am–that is a clue.

When they are felt to be less, that is Buber’s I-It.

When I am felt to be less, I am internalizing Buber’s instrumental approach with “myself”.

Kind of an It-It, where no one is being respected, where there is no self respect, only violence.

Whenever I become anxious in the presence of another–that is a clue that I am going horizontal.

Whenever there is judging involved, that is a clue that I have abandoned vertical for horizontal.

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Aikido: Serious Play @ Work

September 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Workplace aikido

aikido.seriousplay@work

 

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