I just read this article
It made me realize that the state of "calm" I have been in during aikido practice and indeed, in daily life, has in fact been closer to a universal dullness.
Of course, I am making an effort to change this, but I find that by being more 'active in stillness,' I end up being a bit more high strung. Is regular aikido practice the key to learning this calm readiness? Would sitting meditation help more, or less?