Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

MOVEMENT from center

March 6th, 2011 · No Comments

I have discovered that I have a static or at least staccato approach to living. Fluid movement is not my way of being in the world–to date.

I am beginning to practice moving

My center (how uncharacteristic)

My feet, following center

My arms and head, extending from center.

Practicing belly breathing to acquaint myself with my neglected center.


Move from center

February 12th, 2011 · No Comments

For the first time

(while blindfolded)

I was able to feel myself move from center

And have my feet support that movement


Now I know what it feels like!



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



Moving from & to center

January 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Moment to moment, presently, without language, sense from center, stay with center, come back again and again to center. Connect to center from center. Over and over.