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A cry to the goodness in men

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm


In Uncategorized on July 12, 2012 at 10:29 am
Do not promise tomorrow
For tomorrow's not Your day
You can not beg or borrow on what's not yours to give away
You have this one precious moment, here and now to give
And learning how to do it
Is the only Way to Live.

Don’t miss out on SENI and the London Wushu Open this weekend.

In Uncategorized on June 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

Whether you are into martial arts or just curious to see some amazing competition in an Olympic venue you won't want to miss this if you are in or around London this weekend.

Here's a look at the last event, this years line-up looks even stronger:

Spectator tickets are available at only £8:  http://ms-l.co.uk/about-the-competition/ 
(You can collect them at the venue)

A simple way: Progress without delusion #sixwords #philosophy

In Uncategorized on April 25, 2012 at 10:32 am
A Way

A simple way:  Progress without delusion 

Time spent in contemplation is not wasted
Emptiness is not barren
Stillness is not without purpose

To find yourself 
You must first forget yourself
Who is there to compete with?
In the end there is only You.

Standing here, debating there
We forget ~ Words are only tools
Experience teaches
You're complete before you start 

To realise your true self is to find something greater within
and to realise your place without

You must care but remain carefree

Anger is to lose yourself, to less instead of more

Greed is to set yourself apart and then to reach for extra
To find increase in increase  to desire desire
Forgetting what you always had and disregarding what you need 
This way you will never have enough

To love selfishly is to claim someone else's attention as your right 
To love unselfishly is to give all that you have without restraint
To mistake love for a possession is not the way

Dispense with delusion ~ Nothing else, matters

Despite what they say
In-spite of what they do
(I'll tell you something that you always knew)
You were born free.

Clouds Of Glory

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2012 at 10:58 am
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:  
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,  
        Hath had elsewhere its setting,  
          And cometh from afar:  
        Not in entire forgetfulness,  
        And not in utter nakedness,  
But trailing clouds of glory do we come  
        From God, who is our home:  
Heaven lies about us in our infancy!  
Shades of the prison-house begin to close  
        Upon the growing Boy,  
But he beholds the light, and whence it flows,  
        He sees it in his joy;  
The Youth, who daily farther from the east  
    Must travel, still is Nature's priest,  
      And by the vision splendid  
      Is on his way attended;  
At length the Man perceives it die away,  
And fade into the light of common day.

– William Wordsworth 1770-1850

“Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin” – Josiah Stamp that’s all I have to say about that

In Uncategorized on February 14, 2012 at 12:30 am
"Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create money and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take away from them the power to create money and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money."  – Josiah Stamp

Dokkōdō The precepts:

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2012 at 2:01 pm
Accept everything just the way it is.
Do not seek pleasure for its own sake.
Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling.
Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world.
Be detached from desire your whole life long.
Do not regret what you have done.
Never be jealous.
Never let yourself be saddened by a separation.
Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others.
Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
In all things have no preferences.
Be indifferent to where you live.
Do not pursue the taste of good food.
Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need.
Do not act following customary beliefs.
Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.
Do not fear death.
Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age.
Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help.
You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
Never stray from the Way.

Ninety-Nine Percent

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Ninety-Nine  Percent

We’re so much less than we were ever born to be
It seems you see
                          this is a world set up to serve the tiniest Minority

A common political diffusion, focused on fixed financial profusion, aimed at mass confusion, promoting a mechanistic mentality
That does its best to box us in, set us up, and rob us of our Humanity

Such HARD choices , made before most of us even take a breath

A “matter of fact” world made up of mean compromise and shoddy pretence

A salesman’s paradise without dimension, a staged scene, a painted over prop produced to push a lie:
“Work hard, head down , just like Us –  you to can Rise
Or accept your lot, turn on your TV -set, relax and let it happen, You were born to serve”  

Our fruits, our ken, our hardest won rewards (tell of something more)
Our Poetry, our Literature, our Songs, sing of something else

But it seems they’re all for the dogs?

Even science
Subtle complexity of mind, independent thinking
Shorn of beauty, laid bare, cold and unadorned
Unloved servant of the flesh
Stripped and strapped and pressed into rude service  
When with it we should soar
To find new vista’s, new horizons, new dimensions
The heavens as our gateway, inspiration as our door

But no, it seems we are not set on seeking more
Our freedoms are nothing but a corporate invention, our lives spent marking time in service of a pipe-dream, our best minds bent on making:
                                                                     Fixed, fee, derivative, credit, swaps

And Yet
They call Us mad, for seeking something else?
They say, there is no other way
Things are as they are
                                   and that’s how they’ll stay
                                                           and so we’re forced to “Occupy”

They do not fear us yet, they do not hear us yet
but they will, for we are waking
We are the ninety nine percent

Mankind at Play #poetry

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 at 11:12 pm

Mankind at play

Some words I’d like to say
About the things we do instead, about the games we play:
It’s not just diversion, it’s distraction that we seek
We want to hide from the cold, hard, facts because we’re weak

It’s joy and escapism to flee the world we build
Because it’s hard to face the harsh realities unfurled

But we’ll take the joy, the sparkling moments that we find
The happiness between cracks, the pleasures of the mind

And in this brief interlude, oasis of the heart
Something new and green can grow, enough to make a start

And taking this I’m hoping
That one day soon we’ll find
The courage to forget we’re working and learn to savour all mankind

One Percent

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I was asked to take part in a G+ poetry slam. 
I challenged myself to see what I could come up with by way of  new stuff on short notice this was my first attempt and I didn’t use it but I thought i’d post it rather than bin it.
It’s a little whimsical

*One Percent*

Just 1% of people have the money and the power
They’ve got away with it for years but now things are turning sour

We sit in stunned silence at the advent of their greed
We scarce believe the inhumanity
     that could so disregard the need

Of so many
In place of the gratification of so few

It seems to me
          and I’m sure no doubt, it seems the same to you
                   That maybe we should be trying something better, attempting something new?

Well, Socialism’s off the cards
                               and the communists are Bust
Democracy’s all the rage, but that’s certainly not US

Capitalism’s what got us here and so we’d better not
Aristocracy and monarchy well they’re, sooner best forgot

Fascism and dictatorships, management by the Church… non of them did the job I’m not sure which of “Them” is worse

So what’s left , there’s really not much else
Unless that is we truly want a change
                                                      and decide to Share the Wealth

What’s this you say, and give away half of what we’ve got?
It doesn’t sound to promising, but what the hell, we’ll try, why not

I’ll give some up and share it with my fellow man  
       not to make a profit but just because I can

Maybe without division, with one market for us all
We’ll begin to see the worth of man and maybe stem the fall

If we set the common ground for the dignity of man,
            before we start the race for riches (each doing what he can)

If first we eat and shelter and everyone gets taught,
             then we start the race to see, that each’s getting what they ought

Profit as reward for service, in the common good
      Each company competing but being punished for not acting like they should

Where double dealing cheaters are made to feel like fools
With prison terms and chastisements for those who break the rules

With politicians, working to represent
“Our views”
              Rather than serving the vested interest
                                                   that pays and turns the screws

“Wow I’m hearing what your saying It really sounds quite grand
With love and brotherhood and apple pie throughout the land
What’s stopping us, lets get started, it seems we have a plan?”

Well we would, if we could, but it seems we need permission from the 1%, before we can?