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graham christian
11-20-2010, 07:48 PM
You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.

Janet Rosen
11-20-2010, 07:51 PM
My mind & body are one, and aikido is one way I work on actually realizing/living this. Clearly, YMMV.....

lbb
11-21-2010, 07:20 AM
Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?

The Great Way is not difficult:
Just don't pick and choose.
Cut off all likes or dislikes
And it is clear like space.

- Hsin Shin Ming of Tseng Ts'an

teburden
11-21-2010, 07:52 AM
Why this constant need of aikidoka to come up with absolute labels, definitive categories and sets of rules?

Something to do to pass the time while off the mat.

Flintstone
11-21-2010, 07:56 AM
What's left from that "I'm the Universe"?

Keith Larman
11-21-2010, 10:01 AM
Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...

Mark Freeman
11-21-2010, 10:16 AM
Hmmm, looking in the mirror this morning the only thought I had was "I am the walrus..." Gotta work on my diet...

Could've been worse Keith, you could have been the eggman!:D

C. David Henderson
11-21-2010, 10:18 AM
I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).

So it's incongruous to me to hear that I can only be ready to start the study of aikido if I think about my relationship to...whatever in a particular way.

Proof's in the pudding, or it isn't, in my view.

Mark Freeman
11-21-2010, 10:34 AM
I think conceptual/philosophical constructs and aikido practice have little in common, or about as much as thinking about music theory will help you master the guitar (which I don't play).

pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

regards

Mark

Walter Martindale
11-21-2010, 01:07 PM
pretty much agree with you. You are ready to play the guitar (which I do), when you are ready to pick one up and practice for endless hours. You only master the guitar when you no longer have to think about what you are doing (which I can't).

I think Aikido is pretty much the same.

regards

Mark
Yes!!!
You only master (insert skill, language, anything) when you no longer have to think about what you are doing. One might say "when it is part of you"...

Cheers,
Walter

dps
11-21-2010, 01:32 PM
Proof's in the pudding, ....

Pudding, did someone say pudding?

I like pudding.

I have mastery of pudding.

I am one with the pudding.

I am pudding. :)



David

Nick P.
11-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Your doing it wrong.

RED
11-21-2010, 10:32 PM
Aikido Rule Number One: ikkyo :cool: :cool: :p :p

C. David Henderson
11-22-2010, 10:17 AM
Best answer yet.

ryujin
11-22-2010, 02:15 PM
I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."

RED
11-22-2010, 02:46 PM
I thought aikido rule number one was "don't talk about aikido."

Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...:cool:

lbb
11-22-2010, 03:30 PM
Then I bet I can guess the 2nd...:cool:

"shut up and train"

Anthony Loeppert
11-22-2010, 03:55 PM
"shut up and train"

I think that many times I click "reply" on this site... but not for this post :p

Andrew Macdonald
01-10-2011, 08:55 PM
i find alot of the time that all these clever maxims and cornflake box quotes actually get in the way of training. just get in and train hard

Tony Wagstaffe
01-11-2011, 04:17 AM
Get off your ass.........:cool:

Hellis
01-11-2011, 05:11 AM
You are tha spirit.

You have a mind and you have a body.

They are not you.

Realize this and you will be ready to start Aikido.

Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

Henry Ellis
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/

Tony Wagstaffe
01-11-2011, 10:00 AM
ha ha ha ha :D

Lari Hammarberg
01-12-2011, 03:04 PM
I find this little consept here to be really close to how i see my existance here..

I am not my body, not my name, not my ego...

Body is my temple, my home during this current lifetime, my mind is what makes my soul/spirit compatible with the body, but its not me.

I am the spirit, the soul. mind and body are extensions of my consciousness on my path here. Body does, mind guides body, soul guides mind(when i'm running the show, not my ego.) and the spirit is who i really am. :)

This is only how i percieve this, i like this philosophy...

And if i manage to make the body, mind and soul work as one, my Aikido works. :cool:

I think it's a western consept to see there's only body/mind/soul... I see it that there's spirit too. HIger self or I, it has many names.

lbb
01-12-2011, 04:29 PM
I've never heard of "soul" and "spirit" being considered separate concepts in non-Western philosophies.

sakumeikan
01-12-2011, 04:47 PM
Rule number one and only
Get on the mat and train
Stop posting so much pony
A pony a day
keeps your students away.
You have a mind, you have a body
Its not you ??
Then it must be NODDY.

Henry Ellis
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/

Henry,
You are on the way to being the Aikiiweb Poet Laureate.
Joe.

Hellis
01-12-2011, 06:23 PM
Henry,
You are on the way to being the Aikiiweb Poet Laureate.
Joe.

Thanks Joe, from you that is indeed a compliment :)

I trust you are well ? I still have that damned fungus on the lungs, let me know if you want some mushrooms :eek:

Henry Ellis
http://rik-ellis.blogspot.com/

Lari Hammarberg
01-12-2011, 06:54 PM
I've never heard of "soul" and "spirit" being considered separate concepts in non-Western philosophies.

That might well be so... But as i stated, stuff i talked about is just my perception of things, nothing more. :)

barron
01-13-2011, 10:54 AM
Ty Webb: Just be the ball, be the ball, be the ball. You're not being the ball Danny.
Danny Noonan: It's hard when you're talking like that.

"Caddyshack"