How often do you experience a feeling of fuzziness in class? That feeling of awe? With a hair-standing feeling?
Last Thursday, he explained to us as Renny held his hands on his understanding of Aikido mentality.
He explained that he gave the hand to Renny to hold, but it is all but a hand, there is no resistance as all he gave was an ’empty shell’. “How do you resist something that it is not there?” he reasoned, with his usual wiry smile.
Of course we have heard it many, many times, that ’empty mind’, concept, and how we all can agree that it is so much easier to say than to do. The feeling of awe struck me when I see ‘moving Zen’ right before my very eyes. What we read so much about and aspire to be, happens right before your very eye.
This is where words begins to fail again. Because i cannot describe in full fidelity that experience when Harry sensei says ’empty shell’ and showing us what he meant. The whole concept coming together in action. It is the very moment of Zen, in action.