Perhaps you need to look more closely at the book example. In the book example, what is the difference between 'just reading the words' and 'experiencing the overall narrative'? Does your 'just' mean 'only' or 'merely'? Does it make a difference if what you are reading is not a narrative? I am trying to clarify what you mean by 'just reading the words'.
(The background to my questions is Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations
, Paragraph 156 onwards.)
Say Hello to Tony Smibert, when you next see him.
I have been curious lately about something Sugano Sensei said a while back in Australia. He said that while doing Aikido we should not just plainly be doing the physical movement but experiencing it as well (something akin to how when reading a book one does not just read the words but also experiences the overall narative).
I am curious to know how other people would interpret this and personally "experience" Aikido.