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Aikido in Rhyme
: 01-31-2011 07:17 PM
Entries for the Month of
General The Seeker.
08-27-2012 06:55 PM
I trained and I trained and I trained and I trained,
Seasons passed, it snowed and it rained,
Then summer came and what did I find?
Centre and the understanding mind.
I trained and I trained and leaves fell to the ground,
Returning to earth, colours, hues all around,
Life in action, I looked, what did I find?
Universal Ki and the kindness mind.
I trained and I trained and now nature seemed real,
From nothing came everything to feel and reveal,
The universe singing with joy what did I find?
Infinite capacity mother nature and earths mind.
I trained and I trained through both ups and downs,
Even to depths with darkness all around,
Pierced by a light I entered what did I find?
Expansion and Oneness, universal loving mind.
I trained and I trained I learned and I taught,
Through the spiral of loving protection I sought,
To find the unfindable then what did I find?
A diamond, a pearl, a reflection left behind.
General Spiritual Jewel
08-20-2012 10:01 PM
Budo is Love, but what does it mean?
Iki Inochi? The Universal unseen,
Budo builds life and life breathes kindness,
Iki Inichi forever and timeless.
Budo is Love so why then oppose it?
It's unopposable and true aiki shows it,
And if you think opposite to love is hate,
Then you've entered the door and missed the gateless gate.
There are no opposites but only inversions,
Logic has opposites and thus false assertions,
Leading you to a myriad of diversions,
Inverted budo carries warring aspersions.
So what is the inverse? What is it's name?
What is this devil of suffering and pain?
Inverted love takes you out of now and here,
Thus is born false budo, the budo of fear.
Fear is suspicious, fear is in a hurry,
Fear justifies it's actions with worry,
Fear is weak and thus searches for power,
Inverted budo, lost yet searching.
For it cannot forever live in the dark,
For true budo never dies so there's always that spark,
Always that knowing, that can stop you from falling,
Always that truth, always a true calling.
Always that spiritual jewel, pointing the way,
Always showing a path of peace life and play,
Always unopposing and always unopposed,
Only the gateless gate is never ever closed.
General It's all good
08-15-2012 09:15 PM
Calm your Ki, polish your ai,
Follow the way, keep ma-ai.
Never neutralize, but always from neutral,
See the path clearly, through though not brutal,
Bu is the love, Bun is the way,
Ki is kindness, help is the play,
Fire is warmth, water is clear,
Earth is all embracing, heaven is here,
Metal is spirit and life expressed through wood,
Aikido is what? Ha, ha, It's all good.
08-01-2012 07:26 PM
Zanshin, it's all about the now and here,
Thoughts of speed and time disappear,
There's only outside and fast is slow,
There's only one thing and that's a Ki flow.
Don't fight it, invite it, and thus realigned,
Experience Zanshin, a true budo mind,
Non disturbance, invigorating, spiritually free,
Revealing, healing, the sword and me.
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