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a misogi practice

when practicing rowing and soul shaking,

for rowing
give regards to the boatman, there is
a <rudder|oar> that once exposed,
can never be forgotten.

for shaking
compress the boatman’s motion,
bring it together, now fold,
find the shape, trace it,
gain liberation.

all directions
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32…
better yet, fibonacci,
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144…

keep going
always go forward.
tension between shoulders.
cross to the other shore. inverse.
inverse. inverse. inverse. inverse. inv-

takemusu aiki

because i do not use,
my strength.

it’s not mine to use.
there is strength,
it is not mine.