Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It is here and now and true.

A challenge for now, can I be a warrior for compassion and kindness when I feel like the universe conspires to hold me down? I see those thoughts march by and chuckle to myself “Let’s pick another story for these feelings.”

Let’s practice our practice no matter what thoughts and feelings arise from the fecundity of our humanness. Let’s reap the rewards of our practice. It is here and now and true.

Monday, January 6, 2014

All that matters is what is, and now.

To claim one's warrior spirit; to be totally present to what is now, is the purpose of aikido training.

Techniques, weapons training, group exercises and meditations are all vehicles to summon and then challenge our warrior spirit.

Challenge yourself to be ever in the now.  Watch your thoughts and feelings. Let them pass unfettered by anchoring stories. Let the distractions float into the ether to join the millions of other un-tethered nothings that matter not.

All that matters is what is, and now.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

open letters to students new and old

Good day:

I wish you all a bright, inspired  new year.

Ron and I are still training 3 days a week. I want to extend this invitation to all of you to come and train when you can. If you are having roadblocks with money or time or life issues I just want to  reassure you that we would love to see you.  We can work out any situation. Ron and I would like to continue training until we no longer can and would love to have you join us.

Please contact me if you have any questions. concerns or suggestions.

See you on the mat,