Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

Tension

October 22nd, 2012 · 1 Comment

Tension in my body is simply the way my body reacts to my attempts to make time go faster or slower. The  clear awareness of  my “trying” with my body to be in another place or another time is amazingly helpful. Knowing the symptoms of this physical near psychosis is very handy. Now that I can see and feel how precisely crazy this effort is, I can generally let go of it and rest into this moment. It is the best practice  that I have found for noticing my escape attempts and for then being comfortable in this very moment.

Thanks Bert!

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When time stood almost still

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments

When I was very young

And very present

Time stood almost still

Because it was being noticed.

Now I flip the pages to the chapter titles

And time flys away from me.

A summarized life moves too fast for joy.

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