Perfection is a state of mind which can never be achieved.

We has human beings are endowed with a level of consciousness that is a boon for some, a bane for many. We are able to use our conscious faculty to look at a problem beyond 3 dimensional.

Take for example, an Aikido technique, a ‘simple’ irimi nage, is a matter of movement, the physical movement of the body parts produces that dynamics which makes it work and look like an irimi nage, and not something else.

So we have a ‘perfect’ irimi nage.

We put our conscious faculty to the test, and break it down into parts. Suddenly the ‘perfect’ irimi nage, didn’t seem so perfect now. We’d probably need to move little faster, take a bigger step, square our hips a little more. or perhaps, we should have ate that fries this afternoon, which is not a ‘perfect’ choice of human energy source. etc… etc… etc…

Whne we break it down, we realise that we have many, many avenuse to improve on, we can improve our feet movement, our will, our vision.

Ok, say we managed to perfect those, and put it back together, and lo and behold! Irimi nage is dashing! swift and skillful!

Take it down and break it further.

Suddenly the palpitations of our heart beat is not in sync with the movement, our hair follicles seems to be at odd with the air. the fries, oh those sinful things… the oil, the chockful of trans fat oil now swishing in our stomach, not good.  White blood cells are not doing what they should be doing, and our arteries, if we can feel them, control them…

Ok we perfect that… and so on and so forth…

the point is we can break it down, jut a simple irimi nage, break it into microscopic level, and perfect it, and yet there is another level to perfect, a molecular level, an atomic level, a sub atomic, a particle level. Perfect hence never stops, never ends. Keep breaking things down, there is something in there that is bound to be imperfect, waiting to be perfected by us.


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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