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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 Fear of Life Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #12 New 10-25-2011 05:41 PM
I used to think people were afraid of death;
They would fight their enemies till the very last breath,
They would learn to face weapons from the sword to the knife;
Then I realized actually they were afraid of life.

Afraid of humility so they translate it as weak;
Afraid of compassion so they critically speak,
Afraid to admit that they can live without fear;
Afraid to accept why Aikido is here.

If there are no enemies that means we all are just friends,
But how many see this? Or hide behind 'it depends'.
How many have seen Aikido's truth in resplendence?
How many know it's a gradual path of transcendence?

Afraid to look many cling to the past;
Ideas of self defence guide them like a ships mast,
But that wind has one direction and it's continually blowing;
It takes you backwards so you end up less knowing.

Defending the indefensible, they they talk about Aikido in a fight;
Not even sensing that's insensible yet it's hidden in plain sight,
Thinking that against greater strength Aikido helps you escape;
Thus the truth is missiing thus they are yet to awake.

Aikido, a path of harmony following truth that are always there;
Truths don't fight or clash or fear but bring about life to share,
Expressed through a martial art, that's new and quite unique I say;
Thus it brings about a whole zen koan, for you to work out one day.

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RSS Feed 7 Responses to "Fear of Life"
#7 11-01-2011 01:00 PM
Thanks for the link Carina. An interesting 'dude' I like that quote also. I always ask people to try and see what they would really love to do for I believe that alone leads you to your true path. People have so many pressures from family and friends and others as to what they should do and so can easily be led to an unhappy life.
#6 11-01-2011 07:33 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Another great quote of the movie is Soc: A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does Graham, it is a true story , Dan Millman tells about himself
#5 10-31-2011 01:54 PM
mathewjgano Says:
Hi Graham, I loved both, but as usual, the book is far better. I highly recommend it and its sequal, Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior. Great stuff!
#4 10-30-2011 08:00 AM
Hi Matthew. Unfortunately haven't seen the film or read the book, something else to look forward to. Like the quote given also. Good old plato.
#3 10-29-2011 10:01 AM
mathewjgano Says:
In interesting difference between the movie and the book: in the scene where they are being mugged, Soc doesn't give away his possessions in the book, although he does show care for his fallen attackers. "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light."-Plato
#2 10-26-2011 09:33 PM
Thanks for the quote, I like it. Back to contemplating the sword of life ha, ha.
#1 10-26-2011 01:06 AM
guest1234567 Says:
Thank you Graham, this remind me of a quote of the movie The peaceful warrior I watched last weekend Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all

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