Monday, October 03, 2016

To Eff the Ineffable

“Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.” Douglas Adams

What is this aiki thing that we are always talking about? Ask a dozen experts and you'll get a dozen answers - all of them mostly vague and/or doubtful, but all of them will probably hint at the aiki-thing in some sense correctly.
The actual literal word has something to do with energy or life-force, and something to so with harmony or blending. Some folks have translated in different ways similar to "harmony energy."   A lot of people's ideas of aiki seem to have something to do with a natural ease or efficiency - almost like discovering the niche that you were always meant to be in and settling in..  That all plays a role in aiki too.
I like to think about aiki as something like, "Getting in tune with the energies flowing around you," which brings me to another of my favorite esoteric quotes...
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla


Energy, Frequency, Vibration



Ease, Settling into place

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Patrick Parker
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