Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Not a Chicken and Egg issue

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments

Fear and Openness?

Openness must come first

because being closed causes real danger which causes fear which…

So commit to openness so there is more flow, more organizations, more capacity and more capability to move with what comes up.

Openness removes the need for much fear.

An act of insight and will (re)creates the chicken or the egg and then joy returns.

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Committment

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments

To attention

as the goal

for transformation:

Is my body signalling fear?

What does it feel like? Really–where, size, texture, color, temperature, associated images or stories?

Am I open to this? Can I turn toward it?

What does that open turning toward feel like? What happens (how do the sensations change) when I am open and touching them with maximal curiosity and porosity?

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Fear

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The signal that you are not organized for what is at hand.

A good thing.

A choice: reorganize or run.

Usually reorganize!

Become porous–open, sensing, aware, extended, adaptable, flexible

Joyous–surprised, smiling, playful, learning for learning’s sake, in the flow of things (not outside looking in, analyzing progress toward some goal other than pure joy).

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Porous

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Opening

Turning toward

Curiosity

Connection

Touch

Rest

Parasympathetic (literally vagus nerve, heart rate variability)

Digesting

Healing

Growing

Effortless

Safe enough

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Turning Toward Touching

January 8th, 2012 · No Comments

There are always two choices in each moment

Touch and connect

or

Fight – Separate

The skills are to be aware of the situational differences,

to make the appropriate choice,

to practice touching-connecting-blending when the situation is safe.

 

 

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