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In Aikido there is no control, no domination, no ego,
How can this be? That means there's more to know,
Neither control nor no control, in-between is Aikido.
No aim to dominate no need to sit and wait,
No need to panic, disturb or agitate,
No need for fight or need for flight, in-between, Aiki state.
In paranoia enemies all around, they surround, they abound,
In Aikido enemies don't exist, you look and look yet none can be found,
So the Aikido view pierces right through such illusion so truth can expound.
Now surrounded by enemies who think they are so, join in not, be Aikido once more,
And as they attack they enter the path, and are met by an almighty silent roar,
Aikido destroys with the peace it employs yet no one cries, no one dies, in-between all restores.
Aikido, motion of calmness,
Precision of motion,
Bathed in an ocean,
As angels reflect us,
Ageless yet new age,
Old scriptures, a new page,
The land of the rising sun,
Ended the land of the gun,
Mended the ways of the past undone,
Lended a hand of peace to everyone,
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.