I saw first hand this week the potency of releasing the tension in the shoulders for striking.
This is a self-reflection and reminder for myself on the value of chewing. Continue reading
Here’s some stories related to the paradox of efforting (trying) and non-efforting (the absence of trying) in kendo and life. On how efforting can sometimes lead to so called failure and how non-efforting, to unintended success. It is also Continue reading
I reflect on my experiences on the “way” (道) and summarize in this article: my life which seems to toggle between two (cognitive) states and some ways that I have found helpful in finding my way home back to the second state. Continue reading
Here’s a small collection of quotes on surrender and acceptance in the following sections: Continue reading
Here are a set of quotes related to a relaxation technique referred to as Progressive Relaxation (and Progressive Muscle Relaxation) developed by Edmund Jacobson. I found the technique not only effective for returning to calmness but also for better understanding the correlation of thoughts and tension (and ‘no thoughts’ and ‘no tension’). The quotes are organized as follows: Continue reading