Marc's Reflection on Aikido & True Play

THE GUEST HOUSE, Rumi

December 19th, 2013 · No Comments

THE GUEST HOUSE

 

This being human is a guest house.

Every morning a new arrival.

 

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

 

Welcome and entertain them all!…

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still, treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out

for some new delight.

 

The dark thought, the shame, the malice.

Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

 

Be grateful for whatever comes,

because each has been sent

as a guide from beyond.

 

— Rumi

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Recommending: Buddha in Blue Jeans

November 5th, 2012 · No Comments

An Extremely Short Simple Zen Guide to Sitting Quietly and Being Buddha

Simple profoundness we can learn by sitting quietly.

Free e-book from Amazon/Kindle and iTunes.

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Sense Sensing

March 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Turn toward sensing
Rest into sensing

Sense my self (muscles, compression, skin, vision, hearing, smell, taste, stance, identity, voice)
Sense my Self (outside in)

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Present Sensations

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Turn toward, rest into, be with

Sensations

Sensations are the present, period.

Some ever present sensations are:

Gravity
Center
Connection
Effortlessness
Transformation
Precision

Practice noticing and turning toward each sensation of the present

This moment is its sensations. Breath, sense, turn toward, stay with…

Pushing past and turning away are sensations and come from sensations.

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Freedom AND Solidarity

March 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Curiosity, I, Peace, Specific–AND–Universal, Harmony, Thou, Non-violence, Respect, Connection

The embodied meaning of each of the words show up from turning toward, resting into, being with, sensing, letting, opening, porousity

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Stuckness

October 19th, 2011 · No Comments

Turn toward stuckness
Absorb the sensation
Become familiar
Hold that sensation in my arms gently
Care for it
Feel my connection with the earth
Breath
Relax
Holding this baby gently in my arms, in my heart
Wish it no harm
Find gratitude for stuckness
Now hold hands with your friend stuckness
Now walk together
Now breath together
Now move together, brothers, center and center
One

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