Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Entries from November 2013

Four years in summary

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Body moves: micro-balance near the center of the center (simple flowing connection with the earth)

Connection (the illusion of separateness dissolves)

 

Heart moves: listen tenderly and move no faster than your tender heart (no self-violence)

Compassion and joy (the heart opens)

 

Mind moves: turn toward (open, accept, beginner’s mind)

Transformation (the mind changes)

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Balance and breath

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Breath and balance

are twins

who like playing together

in harmony

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Balancing

November 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Loosing balance

is impossible

 

Being in a fear-base relationship with balance

is awkward and halting

 

Withholding to maintain my balance

is to deny the flow that is being in balance

 

Balancing is not the death defying act of control

it is the core act of participating–living

 

Participating is not controlling nor doing

it is merely the manifestation of balance

 

The inclination to hold onto balance (and the source of that inclination)

is something to become familiar and friendly with

 

Participation in micro balance

–the sensation and sincere participation at the center of the center of balance, effortlessly flowing with that fine sensations of compression, balance and breath–

is the foundation upon which one’s ¬†body, heart, and mind ¬†integrate

And further it is the foundation upon which I integrate with you.

 

 

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