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Aikido in Rhyme Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 01-31-2011 06:17 PM
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In General Spirit of Aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #10 New 10-13-2011 09:55 PM
Do you know that for every part of Aikido there's a spiritual side?
Do you know it, use it and grow it or do you spiritually hide?
Do you know the sword, jo and spear that you see as effective deterrent,
Have their spiritual sword jo and spear in you so theyre actually inherent.

Do you know for every technique their's a spiritual one on which it is based?
Do you know the physical is just a reflection of what you think you've erased?
Do you know the physical principle of ma-ai has a spiritual one that actually invincible?
Do you know you have mental and physical but primarily spiritual is the principal principle?

Do you know or do you just think, do physical training then go for a drink?
Do you know or do you surmise, intellectualize, yet still can't see the link?
Do you know that Aikido is universal so all your answers inside it reside?
Do you know that without spirit Aikido would have already died?

So when you practice you should ask yourself are you doing it from the right spiritual place?
Physically you have the walls around you but universal love is the spiritual space.
And did you know everything has an axis around which everything turns?
And thus centre line must be understood spiritually if indeed you truly want to learn.

So do you know or do you have 'knowledge', a poor substitute I must say,
For when knowing meets understanding then you may throw all knowledge away.
And when truth like the element of metal gets real, no longer a philosophic saying,
Then you will know and live Aikidos truth and the physical is just something to play in.

G.
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RSS Feed 5 Responses to "Spirit of Aikido"
#5 12-09-2011 02:36 AM
Great! once more. Simple, sincere, straightforward ... Words of my reader, who asked me to tell you, he also shared the article of my blog in Facebook Thank you again Graham!
#4 10-15-2011 05:08 AM
Thanks Matthew. Mmmm. life too important to take too seriously, I feel the seeds of a new poem.....
#3 10-14-2011 12:19 PM
mathewjgano Says:
I can dig it! Nice, Graham. I like the last line the best because for me it sums things up. Life is too important to take too seriously.
#2 10-14-2011 09:52 AM
Thanks Carina. I prefer I few cups of tea but as I progress I might move on to alkaliine water followed by colloidal silver water ha,ha.
#1 10-14-2011 01:31 AM
Great Graham, thanks! so after doing a hard training to giving food to our spirit, we have to recover the liquid we have lost during the before mentioned training by having a nice big shandy !This is the best drink for recovery: the barley with the sugar of the lemonade to rise the tension
 




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