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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
James Sawers

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, and Nothing Matters..., 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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  #25 New 09-30-2012 01:31 PM
Hobo Kore Dojo

Your life is your dojo
Aikido beyond the mat
Where imbalance is rampant
Struggle and frustration
A way of life
Love and harmony
A constant effort
To strive for and achieve

But, if you can see it
Aikido is everywhere
Opportunities to blend
And flow and connect
A whole life
Of walls and barriers
To overcome or fall short

Falling down is not defeat
Take ukemi
And get back up
Falling down is natural
Not getting back up
Is defeat

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RSS Feed 4 Responses to "Hobo Kore Dojo"
#4 10-05-2012 09:47 PM
James Sawers Says:
Thanks, Michael. Just heard that I'll be going to another. Must be my age group.
#3 10-05-2012 05:47 PM
Sorry to hear that you were headed to a wake. Blessings to you Jim. Michael
#2 10-04-2012 11:43 AM
James Sawers Says:
MIchael: Can't think of a better example of what I was trying to say, but in a much, more profound way. In fact, I am on my way to a wake in a few minutes. Another learning moment, perhaps, another chance at ukemi. Thanks for sharing. Jim...
#1 10-04-2012 11:28 AM
This summer, I was not at my dojo. A death in my family and problems kept me away. However, I found myself ever deeper in training. Sitting in the hospital for weeks, I spent much time in breathing meditation. I was mindful of life within me and around me. I am now returning to the dojo in a stronger place. It was not four months of no training. It was four months of much training. Training in life. That is what we train for. To live. Michael Wolfe, 3rd Dan, South Carolina Ki Aikido

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