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Aikido is an art, it's an art of transcending,
That's why there's harmony and with it the art of blending,
Like life it's a discipline, eternal and never ending,
It's about not only life but the art of true life mending.
The transcended path of peace known as the way,
Relieving suffering and pain that's true budo play,
The spirit of joy encapsulated and released in spiral,
The universe in action reaching through it becomes viral.
And you're the one responsible for making this fine place,
And your the one to practice making all a better space,
And your the one who returns enemies to that innocent base,
Through God, through the universe, through budo, through yourself.....
I never knew spirit, I never knew Ki,
I never knew by not knowing I never knew me,
I thought I was a body with a name that's all you see,
Then I became a mind and an identity.
But neither mind or body can ever be me,
I am the viewer, the spirit and always free,
My place is here my home is now my life is eternity,
I'm 24/7 heart in heaven spreading peace and harmony.
I never knew Aikido could be dark and missing the light,
I never knew that only identities look to fight,
I never knew that minds believe that mind leads Ki,
If that's so then how comes their minds cannot lead me.
I never knew so many only see quantity,
Yet they are a quality and yet they don't wanna be,
Locked up in physical hiding in vanity,
Us and them, divisions, human insanity.
So if you never knew you never knew then maybe you'll never,
But never's a long time and you can't hide forever,
So pick up your sword of life and restore your Ki and health,
By cutting through your own mind and body, revealing your true self.
Revealing your ai, revealing your Ki,
Revealing your oneness, reveal and see,
Spirit guides physical abides,
From the moment where all resides,
Aikido the sea of life and it's tides,
No mind, now we see where ego hides.
Standing on the floating bridge like a baby in a cot,
Standing on the floating bridge, know when I am and when I'm not,
Watching others search for it's meaning so they read, go back to the start,
Alas, the floating bridge can't be seen by mind but only by the heart.
Whoever stands in hara, Aikido attitude, acting in the moment, now,
Also stands there with me to them I take a bow,
Standing on the floating bridge the motion flows through like perfection,
Standing on the floating bridge in a space of loving protection.
Standing on the floating bridge, all is a flow, there is no ridge,
Standing on the floating bridge, all is alive, no mind baggage,
No enemy inside or outside or ever,
No separation, oneness, forever.
Standing on the floating bridge there is no against, how could there be?
There is no two, only one and zero, timeless, no you, no me, we.
Dynamic yet flowing, Aikido growing, moving throwing, taking off, landing,
Joy manifested with life force invested, from the centre of centre..............