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Nothing Works... Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-12-2012 03:29 PM
James Sawers
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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: 133
Comments: 62
Views: 103,858

Entries for the Month of March 2013

In General Traverse City Blues Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #50 New 03-24-2013 03:56 PM
Traverse City Blues



Sitting in a coffee shop
Sipping my coffee
In Traverse City, Michigan
A business trip
Feeling the solitude
Of lonely travel
The music in
The background
Playing Hallelujah
Seeming to fit, somehow:
Forlorn, melancholic
Sorrowfully uplifting
Not quite the Zen
Detachment I was looking for
More like self-pity (miss you)

No Aikido practice tonight
Just reading journals
And writing reports
Preparing for morning meetings
My body missing the
Physical activity, the
Sweat and effort of
Being nage and uke
My mind the moving Zen
Perhaps, one day, I'll
Be able to take it
All off the mat and be
Capable of doing my Aikido
Sitting in a coffee shop
Sipping my coffee





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Views: 490


In General Hishiryo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #49 New 03-17-2013 12:43 PM
Hishiryo



Thought beyond
Ordinary thought

Not too much
Not too little

A balanced unity
But, I struggle

Even the zafu
Gets hard, eventually





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Views: 393


In General Fractal Aikido Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #48 New 03-10-2013 04:57 PM
Fractal Aikido



Fractal Aikido
Practice after practice
Technique after technique
Iteration after iteration
Pattern after pattern

Set by the initial condition
Of each attack
Nage and uke move
Infinitely self-similar
Fragments of the whole

Nage, uke, strange attractors
Revolving around each other
Hunting for a common center
A dynamical system
Creating a symmetry

With nage and uke
Uke and nage
Repeating through time
Again and again
Swirls upon swirls

Seeking wholeness
To unit body and spirit
But achieving only
Rough approximations
Of the ideal, repeating




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Views: 431


In General Living in the Now Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #47 New 03-03-2013 04:44 PM
Living in the Now



Living in
The Now
Is different
Than living for
The moment

One will enhance
Your perceptions
The other
Will land you
In jail!




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Views: 436




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