Christopher Curtis Sensei
The Experience of Self/No Self in Aikido

Most people pursue awakening in the same way they go after a new car, or a mate, a college education, or becoming CEO. But this is not the same. Those are relative goals. Achieving those things, we use skills that can be learned, whereas awakening does not result from education, as in a gathering of knowledge. Awakening is the very highest art form, the art of letting go of “doing” and dropping into resting in awareness itself. This shift away from achievement and acquisition is the perfect and complete unification of all aspects of life, of directly knowing and experiencing in the same instant. Waaa! It all comes together!