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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 04:29 PM
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This poem and others are available in my books, Nothing Works: Meditations on Aikido, Buddhism, the Tao, Zen, and other inconsequential things....and, Nothing Special..., available thru Amazon.com, in print and Kindle editions and Barnes & Noble websites.....Also available as an e-book via Smashwords.com. Try this link: www.nothing-works.com for the full array of options.
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  #110 New 05-04-2014 05:13 PM
Fear


My fear was so powerful
It was afraid of itself
Fear is the mind killer -
But only if allowed to take root
Sitting in seiza, breathing deeply
Doing four-count breathing
Letting the fear wash all over me

And pass on through me
Slowly the fear diminished
Disappearing, with everything else
Till I sat calm, still, ready...
The call when it came -- hajime!
Found me centered and prepared
Mind clear, I faced my opponents




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#1 05-05-2014 01:19 AM
James Sawers Says:
It has been pointed out to me that as aikido is training in inryoku, there is no "opponent" and that "fear is a symptom of an illusion". Anyone care to comment on this? Thanks......
 




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