Sorry, but I can't seem to be able to connect your reply to my questions - although I appreciate the attempt. I'm sure it's me but I am left with the same feeling I got when I read an old definition of Transcendentalism as expressed by a New York lawyer:
"Transcendentalism is two holes in a sand-bank: a storm washes away the sand-bank without disturbing the holes."
That'll do nicely so why not stick to that as a zen koan? It would fit nicely as an Aikido one too.