Thread: Half a Tatami
View Single Post
Old 05-02-2011, 05:39 AM   #15
niall
  AikiWeb Forums Contributing Member
 
niall's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 394
Japan
Offline
Re: Half a Tatami

Thank you Francis and Billy. Francis' comments about riding the waves juxtaposed with Billy's comment about the north of Japan reminded me of once when I was by the sea in Miyagi. It was a cold day and the sea was a little wild but there was one surfer. Paddling out and coming in. Paddling out and coming in. I've never surfed but I like the parallel of aikido and surfing. Not fighting nature - respecting it. Not using the sea - embracing it and becoming one with it. Hey maybe I should start...

we can make our minds so like still water, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life
w b yeats


aikiweb blog|wordpress blog
  Reply With Quote