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

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, and Nothing Matters..., 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: 308
Comments: 66
Views: 296,228

In General Adrenaline Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #288 New 10-28-2017 05:40 PM

I greedily accepted adrenaline
As it rushed into my system
Prepping me for battle
Now, I pause, asking myself
If I truly want it or need it?

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In General Sea Without a Shore Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #287 New 10-22-2017 04:31 PM
Sea Without a Shore

I close my eyes
And enter a sea without a shore
What need, then, do I have for a compass?
Can I ever sail in the wrong direction?

Views: 156

In General The Full Moon Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #286 New 10-07-2017 06:57 PM
The Full Moon

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

The full moon
Rising in a clear night sky
So simple, so beautiful

Views: 189

In General Shodan Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #285 New 09-16-2017 09:48 PM

The sword is ready
Now it must be polished

Views: 326

In General Brutal Clarity Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #284 New 09-10-2017 03:58 PM
Brutal Clarity

Brutal clarity
Comforting illusions
Is there really a choice?

Views: 261

In General Say Nothing Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #283 New 09-02-2017 11:27 PM
Say Nothing

Confound the silence
And say nothing

The explosion, when it comes
Will also be silent

Views: 315

In General Think Only of Success Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #282 New 08-26-2017 07:40 PM
Think Only of Success

Think only of success
Failure will take care of itself
After all, it has its own support:
Murphy, coincidence, chance, fate,
Karma, shitty old bad luck -
All its friends
So, think only of success
And enter into the attack

Views: 268

In General Union Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #281 New 08-19-2017 07:26 PM

Some people mistake
Enlightenment, satori, unification
As union with God

Not so
The union, when it happens
Is with yourself

Views: 4

In General Silent Pathways Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #280 New 08-13-2017 06:36 PM
Silent Pathways

I walk dark lonely roads
But, I am not lonely
There is a bright full moon
Casting myriad moon shadows
Following me as I wander
Down mysterious, silent pathways

Views: 263

In General Sustainable Practice Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #279 New 08-05-2017 09:17 PM
Your aikido will only improve when your concept of aikido improves.
~ Kenjiro Yoshigasaki

Sustainable Practice

As I get older
And my Aikido practice ages
Along with me
I am reminded of the quote above
And how difficult it is
To improve or even sustain
My Aikido practice unless
My concept of Aikido changes
As I do physically
The need to adapt, change, grow
To transform self and art
Is a constant need and struggle
But can only happen
If and when your concepts change
And you are open to this very possibility
This, I constantly remind myself
As I step on the mat
Breathing, moving, breathing, moving
Doing my best to sustain an art
That has also sustained me
For long, hard, joyous decades
I find my mind, my mind finds me
As I move to where my ego smugly sits
And destroy it!

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