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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
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Meditations...

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..., 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: 120
Comments: 62
Views: 91,519

Entries for the Month of February 2013

In General Shiva's Dance Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #46 New 02-24-2013 03:41 PM
Shiva's Dance



In Aikido, I learn
Technique after technique
As nage, as uke
Moving, flowing
Throwing, being thrown
Pinning, being pinned
Practice after practice
Year after year
My very own Shiva's dance
Creation and destruction
Trying to dispel my
Ignorance, my laziness
And my evil thoughts

All under the guise
Of a martial art
Seeking the flame
Of wisdom and direction
Attempting to overcome
Personal limitations
By sweat and effort
And pain and humility
On and off the mat
Seeking unity by
Embracing and refining
Repetitive strategies
To discover something new





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Views: 521 | Comments: 1


In General Butt Up! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #45 New 02-17-2013 04:50 PM
Butt Up!



In the pond
The upside-down
Duck

In order to feed
It must expose its butt
To the universe

An odd way
To survive and thrive
Yet it does, somehow

Head down, butt up
Is there a message
Here, somewhere?





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Views: 576 | Comments: 1


In General True Self Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #44 New 02-10-2013 04:24 PM
True Self



Sitting in zazen
Thinking of not thinking
Quiet, still, calm, going deep
The room, my zafu
All there, but gone

Sensing the oscillations of
Vibrating strands of energy
God's stringed instrument
Aligning with my own
A music that needs

No interpretation
A silent, private kototama
Resonating powerfully
With my true self
Becoming one





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Views: 429


In General The Poem Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #43 New 02-03-2013 03:46 PM
The Poem



The poem must be
Empty, pure perception
Each word necessary
Creating the mood with
Simplicity, depth, and silence

Silence that seeps around the edges
Words conveying the meaning
A meaning once found
Forgetting the words
Comes naturally

Each word resonating
In the emptiness
Of the white page
The emptiness of wholeness
From which the words emerge

Like emergents from
The quantum sea
Seeking their own meaning
From a perfect mind
Reading already forgotten words





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Views: 432




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