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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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Status: Public
Entries: 141
Comments: 62
Views: 111,829

Entries for the Month of March 2014

In General In Death Ground Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #105 New 03-30-2014 03:19 PM
In Death Ground


In death ground - fight!
So goes the saying
When all cleverness
And strategy has failed
And the enemy
Has the high ground
Metaphorically or physically

Where rational thought
Wisdom has no place
Fight - irrationally, recklessly
Attack! Attack! Attack!
Even if you die
Remember, this is
Death ground!
Perhaps for both!




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Views: 312


In General Dark Matter Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #104 New 03-23-2014 03:36 PM
Dark Matter


Dark matter
There is something
Something beyond
The obvious
A part of you
That lurks in shadow
Influencing events
Influencing you
That keeps you
Pulled off center

Never quite sure why -
Why things don't work out?
Why things fall apart?
Why you fail?
Unless you can align
Your two centers
Dark and light
Evident and obscure
Control will always
Be illusionary



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Views: 448


In General Taijitu Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #103 New 03-16-2014 03:20 PM
Taijitu


Taijitu....
I have heard it described as
The diagram of ultimate power
Finally, I think I understand
What this means - finally!

Did I mention how slow I am?
Not just a symbol of
A deep philosophical insight
Which it is, only more -
But a practical, functional map

Again, hidden in plain sight!
The union of opposing forces:
Aiki......
Staring right in front of me
All this time!




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Views: 409


In General Vulnerable & Mortal Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #102 New 03-09-2014 09:01 PM
Vulnerable & Mortal


Vulnerable and mortal
The crashing blade
Reminded me of that

Despite all my training
All my practice
Duck, blend, tsuki!
All my striving

Nothing would change
These immutable facts:
Vulnerable and mortal
An old lesson, forever new



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Views: 424


In General Shadows Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #101 New 03-02-2014 10:05 PM
Shadows


Shadows -- they hide
They obscure
They provide protection
And possibilities
And, they are not
Always apparent

Two sides
Omote and ura
Front and back
The obvious and the hidden
But, shadows, shadows can
Sometimes be so illuminating
And provide a lesson
Beyond the obvious




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Views: 624 | Comments: 2




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