In a lot of old martial, yogic, internal practices they talk about the water- or the moon-path and that’s [what André Cognard Shihan is talking about, and what Kobayashi Shihan told him to explore].
So often males, especially, start with a fire-path: very yang, and “do, do, do…”, and they’ll also push their body to dissolve resistances, and often they end up injuring themselves because they put all this kundalini force through the body. It’s not so … it’s not very good. Actually – it’s very much a willful activity. And since we’re trying to find ourselves as an expression of the will of the universe, this water-path – this cool energy path – is very important.
Tonight, we were talking about how we touch the wall, et cetera, getting a non-collisional echo, so that we move to sensing the real experience, instead of the reflection of an echo off of things This is very important: as long as you’re reactive you tend to be brittle. And so we want to eliminate that and become so fluid that we have uncompromisable adaptability, and so that we don’t have some aspect of personality or consciousness that stops us from really embracing and absorbing the sensation and co-creating with it all the time.
So, in essence, by being soft we are able to access “doing nothing”.
- – - Kimbal Anderson Sensei