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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: 108
Comments: 59
Views: 79,830

Entries for the Month of September 2013

In General Sen Sen No Sen Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #77 New 09-29-2013 05:30 PM
Sen Sen No Sen


Standing before me
My opponent
Issues unresolved
Sen sen no sen

I move, drawing out his purpose
Breathing in and swallowing
Up his movement
Kidnapping his intent

Inducing him into oneness
Two become one
Guiding us together
To a resolution we both

Can live with:
Masakatsu and agatsu
Correct victory and self-victory
Together, as one



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Views: 352


In General Gokui? Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #76 New 09-22-2013 05:17 PM
Gokui?


Does Aikido have any
Gokui, secret principles?
Principles beyond the obvious
Beyond that which is
Usually taught in most
Traditional Aikido dojos?
Such as harmonizing, blending,
Re-directing force by entering,
Leading, and turning ukes' movements
Into an outcome that both
Nage and uke can live with

All this is understood by everyone
From kyu ranks to dan ranks
In various degrees...
Still, is there something more?
How about "aiki"?
This is sometimes heralded
As a "secret hidden in plain sight"
Anything else?
Something that high-level practitioners
Can apply in dire situations?
Or, is Aikido, simply Aikido?




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Views: 298


In General Don't Touch Me! Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #75 New 09-15-2013 05:27 PM
Don't Touch Me!


For a grunt
The top three sins
To be committed
In military life:
Don't touch my weapon,
My food or my woman
Without permission -
In that order

But, today, it's
Don't touch my
Latte, my luxury car
Or my hair
Without permission

And, in aikido, it's
Don't touch me!
Unless you mean to
Harmonize, blend, and
Be one with the universe!
Ah, maturity...




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Views: 377


In General Sturgeon's Law Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #74 New 09-08-2013 05:30 PM
Sturgeon's Law


Nothing is always absolutely so
Such is the nature of nothing
Or, is it just the nature of paradox?




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Views: 349


In General Ragnarok of Being Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #73 New 09-01-2013 02:48 PM
Ragnarok of Being


Ragnarok of being
The final battle
For the soul -
Past the gate
And the great doubt
To the center of being
A battle fought alone
Odin and his ilk
Not there to help

Reality creates us
And we create reality
Around and around it goes
Somewhere in the boundaries
Lies freedom, the freedom
To pursue our own Path
A Path that leads us where?
To a being-in-the-world fog?
To the final despair?

Where there is no answer left
But the Abyss, the Void
The place we fear most
But need to enter
To take that great leap
And at the end
At the beginning
Find the message:
Welcome Seeker!




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Views: 368




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