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Old 07-31-2009, 02:05 PM   #5
RED
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Re: The Experience of Aikido

I think this is related to what O' Sensei referred to as "empty mind."
It is the concept of being so focused that you are so aware of your movements that they become as natural as breathing, according to O' Sensei.

Example:
"As I gazed into the abyss it stared back at me in a moment. A perfect moment where time stood still developed with what was, is, and will be. I watched my body move-- I thought of nothing, yet could hear my own thoughts-- For the first time I lived, alive within one moment and motion--free of imperfection, I was. Then as the next moment came to reap the last, I too was reaped with it. " -- Author Unknown.

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