Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

grounding fear

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

ground each fear

turn toward the place of origin

breath from the center of the fear

stay with the sensations

eyes wide open, in this moment, in this place

breath from care

turn toward care and the source of fear

breath from center

sense ground

extend connect touch

blend

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Play as Supporting vs. Holding

June 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

The ground (and more)

Supports me

Without demands

I can let go of holding myself

Up

Back

Apart

Away

Against

Together

Onto

In control

And just play in the…

Moment

Place

Connecting…

To self

Other

Space

Flow

Mood

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Connect

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Early

Often

Sense from center–self and others in the present moment

From the ground

Practice
as often as possible

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Play with

March 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Perfection is not playful

It is wrought in private places

It is a magician’s act of deception (of self and a few uninitiated others)

Play is destroyed by knowing, planning, technique or effort.

Play is not perfect (except in spirit)

It is open (exposed)

It flows from physical gratitude into respect and connection

Gratitude for the attraction between us and the earth

Gratitude for the certainty of center (hara)

Gratitude for the possibility of suppleness and extension

Respect for ones past and future

Respect for the possibilities of now–this moment, the only moment

Connection with self and all of self’s contradictions

Connection with this space,

particularly this ground, through balance;

and this space through extension

And connection with the other(s)

Playfully, with no inclination toward perfection

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