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Old 02-04-2011, 09:59 AM   #185
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,220
United Kingdom
Re: Ikeda Sensei Demos of Ki

Mike Sigman wrote: View Post
The idea of make a connection so that you become one unit with your opponent or an object and then moving your middle as the control of the joined 'unit' is the essence of a great cosmological point. You 'become one' with anything and everything in your environment and you become the central controller of your own universe... that's one way to put it and you begin to see how it is not some spiritualistic or metaphysical point. It is an approach based on a realistic phenomenon; living like this become the Tao.

The unfortunate thing is that the beauty of this reality-based concept usually becomes distorted into quasi-spiritualistic discussions in which nice-sounding words turn endlessly around obvious and often-pretended moralisms uttered by the self-absorbed. The Tao is supposed to be a journey, not a solipsism.

2 cents.

Mike Sigman
Hi Mike,

I am basing all of my aikido practice and teaching on this idea of connection, unity, move from the inside. It's only really sunk in so that I 'know' it on a fundamental level, relatively recently. The point of my agreement is not in the fact that I can do it. It is the fact that there is nothing mystical or magical about it. It's a mind body state that is available to those who want to do what needs to be done to gain it.

Thanks, a good post.



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