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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 04:29 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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Entries: 137
Comments: 62
Views: 107,573

Entries for the Month of February 2014

In General Keiko Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #100 New 02-23-2014 10:34 PM
Keiko


I move, he moves, I move
Again and again, and again
Though we are doing
Futari keiko - paired practice
It seems as though
I am doing hitori keiko - solo practice
My mind seems detached
Following both our movements
As nage, as uke, as uke, as nage...
Well, you get it...
As both at once...

More of a jukko keiko --
A meditative practice
I calmly watch his feet, his hands
I feel his center and move with it
The koshi-nage feels smooth
The irimi-nage, less so
Still, the flow is all there
I can see it, feel it, follow it
I just have to let it all go
And have faith in my own abilities
And that the center can hold




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Views: 443


In General Khakkhara Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #99 New 02-16-2014 03:01 PM
Khakkhara


My alarm-staff
Lets creatures
And the faithful
Know I am coming
But what good is it
When I don't know
Where I am going?



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Views: 422


In General Mirror Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #98 New 02-09-2014 07:51 PM
Mirror


Truth and beauty
Do I see it in the dojo?
How about harmony?

The dust of everyday life
Accumulates, dirtying
Perceptions, hiding
Nothingness

Each day I brush
The dust
Off my mind

Like the mirror nestled
In the kamiza
I try to reflect truth
And beauty in my actions

In my techniques
But this is an endless task
Requiring constant dusting



nothing-works.com
Views: 443


In General Nothing Works Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #97 New 02-02-2014 07:46 PM
Nothing Works


Entering the realm
Where nothing matters
Where nothing works
Moving, untouched

Without resistance
Or restraint
I stand behind
My charging enemy



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Views: 480




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