I have this saying, ‘try not to have too much questions. Have a question and you’ll find two more question to question the question, and at the rate we are going, we will have a plethora of questions. and no credible answers.’
I prefer to look at answers, and find more answers, working this way, The questions gets answered automatically, and what about those other questions? Well, there will always be questions. It is the answers where i choose to focus on.
This is certainly helpful. There are questions out there that i hadn’t fathom of. A couple of evenings back, I was explaining the details about ‘inflation’ to my wife, and i surprised myself that i know so much about the economics of inflation. The answers came to me, not more questions.
In Aikido, the principle works the same way. There are techniques which i couldn’t comprehend, but somehow I can find reason as to how it is done. Again the answers came to me.
Some techniques can appear to be complicated, and we often fumble, as if the hand becomes the leg and the leg becomes the hand. I let my limbs and hands answer for themselves and the technique fall in place. Its not thinking about ‘where should i place my hand?’ or ‘How should i move my leg?’ Recently i began to have the ability to take in the entire movement and execute it in a rather complete manner. Everything falls in place rather nicely.
So think not about the questions, look for answers, and the questions gets solved, without you trying.