Re: "stance of heaven (and earth)" and IS
Dan, you certainly are consistent with your message.
The thought that occurred to me when I was reading your last post was about leading the mind.
You certainly do that. Ueshiba was probably very good at it too, from the sounds of things.
Maruyama Sensei was.
My question for you is why is this all so important to you? Why can't you listen to what other people say?
Why can't Graham have his point of view and Ken his. Why take things so personally? Why not apply your centeredness and good IS skills to letting?
I think that is part of Aikido you will never understand.