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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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Status: Public
Entries: 347
Comments: 68
Views: 380,759

In General Chop Wood, Carry Water Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #327 New 12-23-2018 05:17 PM
Chop Wood, Carry Water

Before enlightenment:
Chop wood, carry water
After enlightenment:
Chop wood, carry water
No difference….
Why bother, then?
The actions are the same
But, how you do them
How you feel about them

Views: 413

In General Water Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #326 New 12-12-2018 06:53 PM

I find that when I try to grasp water
It turns out to be an exercise in futility
But, my hands still get wet

Views: 366

In General The Narrow Road Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #325 New 10-31-2018 06:20 PM
The Narrow Road

Does it have to be hard?
Does the Way have to be difficult?
Why not easy?

Sit down -- contemplate
See the simple, easy Way
A wide open Path

With tempting promises
Everywhere you look
Far and wide

Now, view the Narrow Road
To the interior of self
Not a Starbucks in sight!

Views: 519

In General Power of Bliss Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #324 New 09-08-2018 06:20 PM
Power of Bliss

She sits in my lap
The power of bliss
Pouring through us
She is my goddess of dawn
And brings joy beyond belief

Views: 501

In General Walking the Path Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #323 New 09-01-2018 07:03 PM
Walking the Path

Walking the path
I approach the gate
Passing the gate proved easy
So, gaining confidence, I continued
With more faith and more energy
Till I approached another gate
With a little more struggle
I passed this gate too
Ahead, I see yet another gate
Ah, each gate is not the gate
But a gate, one apparently, of many
But all gates are on the same path
Each gate is not a barrier to overcome
But a threshold to leap through
Offering and gaining new insights
New meanings, with each passage
Now, when I approach a new gate
I pause and thank it for the lesson
Before passing on through

Views: 446

In General Randori Hurricane Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #322 New 08-11-2018 05:08 PM
Randori Hurricane

Don't wait -- initiate
Move, move, move…
Don't wait -- initiate
Move, move, move
Relax mind and body
Enter the randori hurricane
Don't wait, don't wait, don't wait
Initiate, initiate, initiate
Move, move, move…!

Views: 449

In General Strange Thoughts Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #321 New 08-05-2018 05:02 PM
Strange Thoughts

When I see you
In your wet, sweaty gi
I think strange thoughts

Views: 397

In General Listening Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #320 New 07-28-2018 06:34 PM

As uke moves
I listen to what his body says
And listen to my own body's reply
Our conversation ending in a throw

Views: 421

In General Reiraku Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #319 New 07-14-2018 04:28 PM

I wrap myself in my spirit threads
My white garment slowly turning red
Death approaches without quarrel
Wrapping itself tighter and tighter
Till all I can say is Thank you

Views: 340

In General God/Me Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #318 New 07-08-2018 02:54 PM

When I got to the end of the universe
I found god waiting for me
Wearing my very own face
No matter how far I travel
Or where I travel to
I find my god/me waiting

Views: 543

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