Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

How much disonance is needed

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

for me to be aware of my intention?

Lower the level of feedback

the level of dissonance

needed for awareness of intention

Lower it to the point that it does not add stress to me or others

Below the crisis point.

Use curiosity rather than chaos, pain or force to be aware of my intention,

my inclination.

Be curious, moment to moment, of my inclination.

What am I turning against, away from, toward?

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Turning fully toward

March 19th, 2011 · No Comments

(in no order, all together, as one way of being)

Center

(instant intuition–sensing, knowing, pre-verbal, global)

Intention

(gratitude and respect, openness and curiosity-true play, touching, non-collisional)

Attention

(inclusive, not brittle & narrowly focused)

Gravity

(falling/flowing into motion from center, with gravity)

Extension from ground

(in 3D with knees, hips, and spine)

Breathing

(giving to and receiving from)

Accepting self

(with gratitude and respect)

Accepting what is unfolding

(with gratitude and respect)

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Incline

February 26th, 2011 · No Comments

My precise state of
Slope
Tilt
Leaning
Bias.
The pre-intention
From which the intention originates
Which leads through intention to the action of
Turning
Toward
Away or Against

Inclination to protect self or to connect with self and others
Isolation or I-I

Turn toward the inclination
Observe that

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Observe my intention’s turning

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Which way is intention turning (before the body turns)

Away from self

Against self

Toward self

—–

Away from other

Against other

Toward other

—-

Away from, Against, or Toward

–Gravity

–Balance (in 3 dimensions),

–Breath (in the belly),

–Supple spine (openness)

–Extension (line, true strength, precision, the precursor of connection),

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