Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Freedom AND Solidarity

April 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Aikido:

The WAY

(practice)

of

FREEDOM

(peace, attention, extension, choice, flow…)

AND

(union of)

SOLIDARITY

(compression, presence, extension , connection, harmony, love, I-Thou, I-I, blending)

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Early sensing

April 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Pay attention to what is sensed,

listen to the whisper, the murmur,

respect the whiff,

the slightest breeze,

the portent

Respond to that knowing

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Blending

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Only

From ground

From center

Through extension

From and to my concerns and care

To and from the others concerns and care

Together

Very attentively, very present,
on this ground,
in this place,
with this body,
on this line

Connected precisely with
that specific person,
on that specific ground,
in that specific place,
in that body,
on that line,
with those concerns,
with that past and that hoped for future,
in this moment

Only playfully

Together–Precise Play, Playing Precisely

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Blending

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments

I-I

Sameness

In motion

Flowing, Never pushing, Never pulling

Resonance

Two as one

Many as one

Together

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Mental?

January 27th, 2011 · No Comments

Is my work really mental, in my head?

Isn’t insight embodied, felt, experienced

Rather than something  Controlled

and Done from my head?

Isn’t most learning done with others

In a state of blending, connection, listening

Not THINKING or DOING?

What have I been thinking/doing all of these years?

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Line, a committed path

December 31st, 2010 · No Comments

How to blend!

A line, is a person’s present, committed path, to take care of something…

To avoid collision, to blend, to co-create, to move together one must sense the other’s chosen line.

One must choose and commit to one’s own line, and then move together, blending, flowing, connected, thus staying out of harm’s way and helping the other on their path.

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