Receiving part 3

So what is there to receive? if we are to ask that very question, then the gist of it will pass us by without us even knowing it. Its the ultimate self-less.

the irony of things is that as humans we are endowed with power. with consciousness. and yet, we are expected to give that up? to become powerless?

We are never meant use our own powers, we are made to receive powers. and act on them. We are more than the mechanistic receipt of everything. it we were to mechanically and methodically take in everything. we will overload. and falls into the realm of taking.

take nothing, just receive, our consciousness we trust to guide us. not everything will be accepted. nature has a way to make sure of that. the trust has to be so deep and humble, and it can only happen when we let go, truly let go.

Receive all that comes along, by and large, some will stay some will not. those stimulus that stay, stay, without our fear or favour. those stimulus left, left, without appointment or disappointment. soon if we allow this process to proceed unimpeded, we will become primed to receive higher orders. this is the way of nature.

As an Aikidoka, how a senior practitioner does a iriminage is through the attrition of training. there is no short cuts, as the cliché goes. As a junior belt starting out, nature has devised it in such a manner that we can only absorb so much, for our own protection and continued training. Once we are ready to move on to a more skilled level, we will know. if we push ourselves and force the high level to come about, injury results. Greed happens when a stock broker traded more than he could handle. and losses incurred will be desperately swept under the sheets. It happens, when ego takes over.

Be patient, it will come to us, when it does, we just have to be sufficiently conditioned to receive it. No, we cannot ‘think rich and be rich.’We cannot put the cart before the horse. Just simply have enough, and we are rich already.when we have enough then we have the capacity to take in more. If we want more, then we will never have enough. whatever we already have is never meant to be for us, with us. it is meant to allow us to elevate to higher tasks.

So accept help, there is nothing wrong with it. accept that there are folks out there stronger than us, we can never fight everyone, and challenge the strongest to see if we are better. Cheat death,fight for our lives, why? Receive death, just as much as we receive life, and that, would be just right.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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