I am on a training retreat with my martial arts class this weekend.
As part of our experience we participate in the Japanese art of Tameshigiri – Cutting with real swords.
It symbolizes the cutting through of my limitations
with the weapon of love
From my Teacher I learned
The power of the cut does not come from the body.
It is the void within that has all the power.
Just like a bowl that is crafted by a great artisan. The clay is shaped into a bowl, yet it is the void within that is used.
The bowl itself is not used, it is just the tool for us to use the void.
So when I cut I tried to be aware that it was not my body doing the cutting, not even my mind.
But it is the void within that doeth all the works!
(hmmm have I heard something like that before?).