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Diana Frese's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 12-30-2010 04:23 PM
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In General Talking "Cat" : A Mini-Entry Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #7 New 03-30-2011 11:39 AM
I was reading around in Aiki Web. then I went outside to enjoy the weather and maybe tidy up some in the yard. There was some old stuff from the basement that we had put outside to make room for the tools from the woodshop we couldn't afford to rent anymore.

Never got around to dealing with it, covered it with leaves. We all know about the two sides of: become obsessive about a project, and then give up and cover it over, out of sight and in the back of the mind somewhere low key, though still there....

So what the heck I started raking the leaves away, there was some stuff that the new recycle laws permit to go in the newer larger bins... gradually I spaced out and a start was made to spring cleaning. Painlessly, without effort.

I came back in and remembered my cat is old and needs to eat more, Rather than planning or scheduling, just listen to the cat.
To get him back in his room where the dish for cat kibble is, I answered him in his own language. I had learned, I realized, to talk "cat."

This applies in the dojo, Aikido is a language, it's various techniques and styles are dialects.... might be one way of looking at open mindedness and learning from others, and not forcing one's own progress. What do you think?
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "Talking "Cat" : A Mini-Entry"
#5 04-02-2011 05:02 AM
Diana Frese Says:
Thanks, Graham. Yet again, you have pointed out something Zen like in a way I can understand!
#4 03-31-2011 07:23 PM
I think you could use that as a zen story. Universal communication! G.
#3 03-31-2011 10:15 AM
Diana Frese Says:
If any reader was wondering, this morning, before work. (Chuck was tired after work.) Katate tori ikkyo, four times each. He favors a technique of the week plan. Sounds fine to me. Glad this may turm into a more "normal" type of blog and include training experiences in the here and now.
#2 03-30-2011 12:54 PM
Diana Frese Says:
I'm so embarrassed. It's been three months since I said I was going to train. I'll have to do shomen uchi at Chuck when he gets back from work and see what technique he answers with. I can't use the weather as an excuse anymore! Will let you know what happens, kind Aikishihan....
#1 03-30-2011 11:51 AM
aikishihan Says:
Cat's got my tongue. Guess I will just shut up and train.
 




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