Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play


December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Is in the present moment

Connected through one’s deepest care.


Tension in every muscle

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

I spent last week with total muscular tension and no smiles.

Embodied awareness that

What I wanted most and what I feared the most were precisely the same thing.

Yesterday I had an embodied breakthrough.

My body knows the way forward.

Thank you Sensei Bert Bennett!



December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

Believe it or not,

It was the symmetry of connection that I did not know.

(I hate to say it, but in some very strange and illogical way, I was trying to connect alone.)

How interesting.


The simple fun of connection

December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

When there is symmetric interest in

Connecting (what would connecting be if it were not symmetric–pushing or withdrawing!)

Center simply falling toward the earth

And everything else moving and staying in connection

No technique, no thinking, no effort, no fear, no problem

Just purposeful attentive connecting without specific goals




December 6th, 2011 · No Comments

The very easiest way to be and to move.

Moving from one’s central care.

Connected to ground to center to other’s centers.

Tension melts. Simple, fearless movement displaces it. Over and over.

Very nice!