Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Being With

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments

Vertical

Horizontal

Turn toward and rest into

From vertical turn toward and rest into the horizontal

Turing toward is the practice, the way of being.

Vertical is not the goal nor the practice.

Vertical is the ability to be with.

A little bit of vertical is a precondition to turning toward.

Restful curiosity, being with the object of curiosity is the practice

Being with is the same thing as love.

Turing toward and resting into is an act of tenderness,

an act of loving the ugliness or pain or confusion

for the sake of letting it integrate, letting it relax,

a kind of transformation that is not quite dissolving

certainly not defeating anything

more like

watching the awkwardness solving itself

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