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Life itself enters here from the now of Kokyu,
Joins center as Hara, a manifestation we call Kokyu Ryoku.
Divine workings of the in and out flow of heart and the soul,
Of love and goodness breathing, thus we can learn and grow.
From heavenly Kokyu comes a gift, the sword of life,
The sword of Aikido, shining kindness, the golden knife,
Forever cutting through the darkness, that thing called fear,
For other arts may use that sword of death, it's not welcome here.
The spirit smiles realizing Aikido is based on love,
No longer gripped by fear but supported by this heavenly glove,
And given a second gift of wisdom, the Aikido spear,
To pierce and shatter that road of ignorance!!! Ahh, stillness and humility appear.
So breath with spirit, breath out love that you may breath in care,
Breath in here and now, let go of the past for it's not even there,
That the spirit of joy formed of Hara may give you another gift, the Jo,
And in non disturbance feel the vitality of oneness the blending the flow.
Then finally realize we can sit in humility, centered in love, and living in faith,
With heavenly presence allowing life's essence to live, with goodness our base.
And when others from fear and doubt and worry says he's an expert and that that he knows,
Stay martial in spirit with nature and remember one thing only......Grass Grows!