Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Nonviolence

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Care is nonviolent.

Care for violence
Nonviolently

Especially toward myself
Especially in my inner voice

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Assets

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

The only asset
is
care

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Stuckness

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Turn toward stuckness
Absorb the sensation
Become familiar
Hold that sensation in my arms gently
Care for it
Feel my connection with the earth
Breath
Relax
Holding this baby gently in my arms, in my heart
Wish it no harm
Find gratitude for stuckness
Now hold hands with your friend stuckness
Now walk together
Now breath together
Now move together, brothers, center and center
One

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The 8th Fact: Care

September 25th, 2011 · No Comments

Is the source of Gratitude

 

Precisely:

Sofia, Isabella, Lola

Career in health care: Colleges serving and creating together

Family, including Mico

Friends

Ocean, Sky, Mountains, Rain, Sun, Wind, Warmth, Cold

Walks, talks, rides, paddles, sails

Breathing in this moment

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Safety thru Connection

June 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

Personal physical integrity
Through flow

–grounded, centered, flexible, extended, connected (“vertical”)
Movement

From care to care

I-I

Safety

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Ensemble

January 29th, 2011 · No Comments

Accept one’s self

Accept others through extension to sameness

Embrace the sacred earth, air, body–move as one

Move with extension directly into purpose and care

With another’s purpose and care

Playfully

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Get big

January 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Attention, as big as what you care about. Includes what you connect with.

For the sake of connection, being with, being part of, “sameness”.

From Center.

Includes others as “sameness”. Truly, what they are attending to, what they are planning, when they begin to move, how they are moving.

Includes lines, ground, tempo, — all sensed through center, precisely.

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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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Staying connected, committed

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Be clear and committed to  what you care about.

Connect to that care.

Stay with that care.

It has an awareness from center, through the other, through the ground.

This connection, its attractiveness, is the source of everything that needs to happen. From this connection, when I stay with it, something real and wonderful unfolds without effort or technique.

By the way, standing to the side, watching, thinking, judging, planning–these practices are not the practice of connecting.

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Care

December 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Balance is the manifestation of grounded care.

Flow originates in care.

Connection is shared care.

Lack of care is, careless, awkward, chaotic.

An attractive  future unfolds from present shared care.

I alternate between hiding and participating.

The practice is to know what my care is and move from there, connect from there, stay with it, gently return to it, again and again.

Straining (pushing and pulling) is not caring. It is avoiding care.

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