Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

DANGEROUS VERTICAL ADVENTURES with FRIENDS

November 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

Intense Presence is required –

as occurred during critical moments in the emergency room.

Precisely appropriate presence–

a reciprocal blend of observing and responding with what is unfolding and required.

No allegiance to ego (or all allegiance to Ego).

Aikido–Serious PLAY.

Vertical–allegiance to beginning now in this moment, and from now on.

COMMITMENT

I am in.

No allegiance to self hatred.

No allegiance to self defeating moves.

No allegiance to hidden defensive routines.

Touch with tenderness and vulnerability–

openness to the past and the future

from this place, this moment, these “we”,

with explicit purpose and care.

No allegiance to  hurrying and

no allegiance to  lagging.

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Living Dangerously

November 10th, 2012 · No Comments

Resting into dangerousness

The sensation

The reality

The possibility

The excitement

The edges

The True Play of living in a deliciously dangerous world

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Participation, Sensation & True Play

February 18th, 2012 · No Comments

Re-Connect sensing with doing
Sense-Feel as you act
Sense into action (this is where we act-sense into-from knowing)
This is true participation.
Do it from a place of gratitude and joy and it is
True Play.

Acting without simultaneous embodied sensing has the effect of a bull in a china shop.

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the big picture

September 18th, 2011 · No Comments

HELD
back
away
against

RESISTANCE, TWISTING, EFFORT, STRAINING
against
away

MOVEMENT FLOW TURNING
toward
with
as spirals

CARE
precision
focus
attraction
choice

BEING with
SENSING with
ORGANIZING with

NON-VIOLENCE

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Checking the incline

February 27th, 2011 · No Comments

I can “feel” the incline
My momentary inclination
Toward
Away or against

This critical information is easily available to me.
It is the root, the well spring
Of what is going to happen

A little attention to my incline
Changes everything

A true nonlinear effect
Real leverage in my journey back to
True play

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Extend and Connect, from the ground, up and out

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

That is True Play

Based on a Vertical orientation

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3D and Timeless

February 19th, 2011 · No Comments

The Horizontal relationship to fear is
2D,
time constrained (worried about the future, based on accumulated fears from the past) and
of limited choice

The Vertical relationship to True Play is
3D,
timeless (in the present moment–the only time that exists) and
choice full

(Marc, you can turn your hips, bend your knees, fall, roll–really. Practice)

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