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Stay Outside and Train With Nature.

The Modern Lifestyle oft leads one indoors… even unto the DOJO. The Martial Artists of yore tended to find the outdoors more amenable. TRAIN OUTDOORS the theme herein. Nature can heal, inspire and nourish in many subtle ways. SEEK AND SEARCH WITH Shiro. The Outdoors. The Benefits. Our World LEGENDs. Background Music… too. photocredit/thanks:pixnio

 

THE WAY OF THE SWORD… EVENING STYLE. gifcredit/thanks:youtube/gfycat

 

My hair grew long, unkempt and somewhat knotted.

I smelt pungently… fresh.

I,.. Shiro… did not notice nor care.

I… also felt good.

Connected somehow.

 

The Cave that was my then HOME,.. had no mirror and i studiously avoided looking into the watery reflection when at the Lake/Large Pond… where i quenched.

Au Natural indeed.

 

(Music Link)

 

STAY OUTSIDE

AND TRAIN WITH NATURE.

 

Thus Our World LEGENDS of yore oft hinted with Tales of Heroes and Heroines battling through Mountains, Desert or Plains. Nature was all around and keenly felt and widely written about as background to such usually encouraging Moral Messages and Inspiration (click).

For those that studied the MARTIAL WAYS too… outside… was more natural.

 

I felt good… inside… tho’ looked bad… outside.?.

A Shaman Student… dreaming indeed (click).

 

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Such a retreat more common-place in ages past,.. twas now though… i had the Time.

My career in the Security Field, my Motor-cycling,.. my Training too.

ALL… on pause (click).

 

Two moderately traumatic Bike v Car accidents within a short time… before healing the first had passed.

My Fault, My choice.

I chose to ride again.

 

After;.. My Work and Training were not even possible… for many years.

Once semi-healed;..

I… told none concerned and simply “…Went Bush…”  (click)… Btw… No.18… (click).

 

My Fault, My choice, My ride.

My time to Heal.

 

Now,.. i felt good.

 

Outside i was…

…well… inside a Cave really.

 

Over time wounds slowly healed.

My personal Training was lots of Trail Walking, a lil’ Mount Climbing.

In the morns i stretched using SAN SHIN and KIHON HAPPO (to do…click-avail soon) as the base for some slow Tai-chi like actions… i came to Term these… Nin-Chi btw.

 

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Sunlight, Moonlight, Fresh Air + Water + Food (click).

In the day, Greens and Browns colored my World with a lid of Sky-Blue and Our Sun beaming (click).

When night, the inky Purple-Blues hue lit the way… ‘cept when Moon was aglow.

 

Our SUN… Shiro nick-name = RA…

 

OUR SUN,.. with a nod to the ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ANCESTORS… was named… RA… (…WHICH ALSO HAPPENS TO BE… Shiro’s Birth initials…= Roberti Amodeo…a Male… so too the Sun…click);

…whilst the MOON,.. with a nod to the OLDEN GREEK ANCESTORS… became named (click),..

 

…the wondrously elusive… and oft cloaked,.. Goddess SELENE.

 

(Music Link)

 

From Training in Japan, Adelaide and with the Tenets/Concepts of NINPO,.. ensured the night was known.

 

My first two forays with the Shinobi of the Bujinkan in Japan into the night to train,.. are typical of Nature AND Moonlight adaptations and uses within Martial Traditions that still honor this aspect.

(…though not sure how the ” The Community ” per se would have felt.!?…)

…From the Dojo proper we were gathered and told to keep SILENT AS CAN… and led to… GREENERY.?.

 

 

Both sites were close though i had not seen or noticed them on my way to the Dojo… we walked a lil’… then,.. they were there… wherever that was really.

The first was a Golf Course or Park Corner type area… with many terrain mounds ups n downs etc… which we made use of etc. Shadow Work/Walking WAYS emphasised. By that i mean we had to keep and stay silently within Nature’s Shadows…E.G.,.. NOT MAKE OUR OWN… whilst moving to where indicated.

Tis tricky at times.

 

SHADOW SHINOBI INDEED… CLICK AWAY TO SEE Shiro… CRYSTAL CLEAR VIEWS. THE SLIDE-SHOW. THE LEGENDS. THE CRYSTALS. INTEL and more. Shiro style herein. gifcredit/thanks:ficismesk

 

Worked also on spotting others… trying to do same Shadow concealing. At night,.. after your eyes adjust (…= app.27mins for MALE/NINJA…= app.18 MINS for MALE/NINJA with long hair and approx. 9 mins for FEMALE/KUNOICHI…).

So the LEGENDS say.

 

Silent Walking was the Training Concept and Eye adjustment helped much in avoiding things that go crackle and snap… and pop too (click).

The session ended with muted as possible… Unarmed surprise take-downs + Weapon steals v Stick wielding Opponent… on uneven lil’ slippery and rocky ground.

 

At night’s end… The Moon Light revealed,.. several bruises on the way.

I felt good.

 

 

The second Greenery… was easier to figure out.

Tabi’s… soaked. First step. Squelching every step, then on.

 

RICE PADDY.

 

SPEAR WORK IN THE NATURE OF AGRICULTURE… ANOTHER LEGENDARY SPEARMAN WAS HATTORI HANZO… THE REMAINS OF HIS LONG LONG SPEAR… HEREIN. THE SLIDESHOW. INTEL AND MORE. A STICK… WITH A POINT INDEED. Shiro STYLE IT SEEMS.

 

At least noise not an issue.

SPEAR WORK.

 

Long sweeping movements… with room to move here.

Sensei’s picked a good spot… away from the Main sown crops to where a pool had gathered still and only sparsely covered with the young rice plants.

A 2-3 inch deep mini-Lake/Pond area.

 

Nevertheless;..

Tabi’s soaked. First step.

 

 

The Spear though, helped release pent up inner energies too. Required some oomph and focus. Moderately heavy weapon made more complex by the moving and sinking ground under… which required constant/auto Body positional adjustments for targeting offensive and/or defensive.

The Water eventually too made the clothes heavier and damp… though an upside here… you could easy flick water too as a distraction or defense. Movements overall though were hindered immediately per se. Feet heavy with wet… real soon etc. ALL Placement was oft critical… as the muddy underground meant some slippery sliding too per se.

This slippery sliding too had to be accounted for with hand-grip soon enough as well,.. requiring a mode of auto adjust essential.

 

Such uses of NATURE all but impossible within a Dojo proper…

(…Swimming pool perhaps.?.).

 

I mean we had open spaces, sky, clouds, stars, wind, water… LIFE.

A big pointy Stick… too.

 

A SOKE… who says ” …Go… Play…” … (click);.. so we did.

 

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Tired yet refreshed, thirsty yet sated, drunk on Nature… and dirty Rice Water.!.

Later, after,.. we gazed at Stars and swapped Stories, mostly of Family and Home.

And… One about Dogs and their Water Love and Play.

 

I felt good indeed.

 

(Music Link)

 

Get back or stay,..

…outside… Train with Nature.

 

Feel good.

Connect and exchange stale energies for fresh.

 

Feel…

FEEL… the Rain, the Wind, the Dirt. Just feel.

And Play.

 

Live a Life… worth Dreaming of.

Live your Dreams… whenever you may.

Take care.

 

Our World Legends.

Be One.

 

 

I… Dream of Ninja.

Do YOU have a Dream.?.

 

… I oft too,.. go… BACK.

 

 

Till next…

 

 

Amongst Friends and Fellow Madmen. The Poem.

THIS SUN… BE SETTING. AMONGST FRIENDS AND FELLOW MADMEN. THE POEM. Poetry and meditation. Using the expansive eyes of a god method, one’s ego is expanded exponentially. A ninpo students take on the matter herein. An Ego is let loose herein… self-love indeed.!.

 

SO IT IS SAID,.. SHIRO TOO. Photo Credit/Thanks:ourheiday

 

Having set the EGO EXPANSION and METHOD down indeed in the previously issued and posted  ” THE THEORY ” and hopefully,..

 

thus still…

 AMONGST FRIENDS

 AND FELLOW MADMEN.

 

Whilst,..

 THE POEM.

then; still…

 

lives under the setting sun it seems indeed.

 

 AMONGST FRIENDS

 AND FELLOW MADMEN.

 THE POEM.

 

As the MIND ceases muttering… tis indignation i feel.

An ego constrained,.. now released

with an expansion, inner mind deal.

 

Dreams lost and forgotten… relive their greatest power.

An ego constrained,..

gets to run free…

 

o…

 

…for about an hour.

 

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The limits of MIND…

SHIRO,.. I…

 

cannot find,.. tis so…

 

tis true.

 

Emotions so full,..

so raw and laid bare.

 

The sane.

The inane.

 

The o so ridiculous and insane,..

…now rides along there- too.

 

 

Such joy… such sadness.

Such then… such now.

 

Such service… such meanness.

Such where… such how.

 

Such given… such taken.

Such lost… such found.

 

Such spent… such wealth.

Such pain… such health.

 

Such arrogance… such humility.

Such freedom… such duty.

 

Such high… such low.

Such life… such death…

 

tis really so.

 

ALL such,.. comes in tow.

 

 

For Shiro now knows…

so full,..

so well.

 

This edge of MIND’s inner madness

that MIND expands and lays bare.

 

Our own inner balance, of-

heaven,.. and hell.

 

WE ALL DO.

If we do but dare…

 

so look that deep and full

… into our own,.. inner well.

 

…DECISIONS…DECISIONS… CLICK PHOTO TO FILL IN THE SPARES,.. SHIRO STYLE INDEED. photocredit/thanks:pinterest

 

 

Shiro knows full well too,

so much so,.. like children;

Madmen and Women…

 

tend only to tell-

the hard plain and cold living truth.

 

HE deserves and has earnt his place at last;

here at least.

 

 AMONGST FRIENDS

 AND FELLOW MADMEN.

 

 

Make him feel welcome… remember him too.

A some-what LEGEND of a name…

SHIRO

BAN

 

RYU.

 

 

HE deserves and has earnt his place at last; here at least.

Amongst friends… and fellow madmen he dreams

 

Make him feel welcome… remember him too.

LEGEND of a SWORD-SMITH

 

SHIRO BAN

RYU.

 

 

SO TO EACH AND ALL.

AT LAST, BUT NOT LEAST ON THE LIST.

 

FROM THE OVERLY INFLATED and EXPANDED;

EGO OF SHIROBANRYU

there’s this-

 

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TO  AND FOR YOU.

 

HE deserves and has earnt his place at last;

here at least.

 

Amongst friends…

and fellow madmen he dreams-

 

at last,..

but certainly…

 

not least.

 

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Adieu,..

herein it now seems.

 

To sleep  Shiro style

and dream of NINJA,..

 

in fact… and in deed.

 

 

TAKE CARE.

Till next…

 

 

…DO YOU.?. THEN BRING IT TO… LIFE. PhotoCredit/Thanks:modifylifestyle

 

DREAM ON… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

The wisdom of Alice Miller tells us,..

“The truth about our childhood is stored up in our body,

and although we can repress it, we can never alter it.

Our intellect can be deceived, our feelings manipulated,

and conceptions confused, and our body tricked with

medication. But someday our body will present its bill,

for it is as incorruptible as a child, who, still whole in

spirit, will accept no compromises or excuses, and it

will not stop tormenting us until we

stop evading the truth.”

(click).

CLICK PHOTO OF THE (shiro) WHITEDRAGON (ryu)… THOUGH NOT QUITE (ban) EVENING YET INDEED.

 

NINPO IKKAN TO ALL.

I DREAM OF NINJA.

I DREAM OF TRUTH.

 

MY NAME IS SHIRO.

I WRITE.

 

I TELL TALES TALL AND TRUE.

THANKS FOR SHARING THE DREAM.

 

Amongst Friends and Fellow Madmen. The Theory.

FOR THE LOVE OF MEDITATION… THERE IS MADNESS IN HER METHOD INDEED.AMONGST FRIENDS AND FELLOW MADMEN. THE THEORY.
Martial Arts and Meditation have long been practiced. Usually, to quell the Ego and it’s rampant desires. Ninpo student Shiro herein examines a little used method that expands the Ego… exponentially.

 

 

 

The following THEORY + POEM (…over 2 posts) is an expansion exercise of an ego trip facilitated via meditation.

 

NO HERBS OR CHEMICALS WERE INHALED, INGESTED, IMBIBED ETC.

 

NO EXTRAS anyway… cos there already be…

lots…

 

up to 4000 CHEMS in OUR AIR

and in WATER = up to 25,000

etc etc click click click

 

 

ANOMALY ALERT… gifcredit/thanks:forum

WTF…???…

 

ok…

 

SO APART FROM…

UP TO… 29,000 CHEMICALS.!?

Shiro is drug-free it seems.

 

GREAT.?.

 

… and great too, to be

 AMONGST FRIENDS

 AND FELLOW MADMEN.

(btw… and the only reason i did not include CHEMICALS IN FOOD

(click)  which could number up to…80,000

though such as the U.S. EPA and FDA…

have no real idea of the real extent…)

 

is cos Shiro is on a Fast today (click) for benefits therein.

 

…PHILOSOPHY, MEDITATION, SELF-RELIANCE, LIFE AND DEATH… photocredit/thanks:motherjones

 

 THE THEORY.

 MEDITATING ON THIS…

NINPO Training has sometimes included the discussion of such as meditation, retreats and seclusion to help aid in one’s assets of focus, determination, perseverance and the like.

These LEGENDARY approaches have long inculcated upon those serious enough to consider such actions and training discipline necessary.

THEY WORK… in the long run.

 

 

So the LEGENDS say.

Written LEGENDS such as the INDIAN TANTRA SCRIPTURES for example, which seem to date from around app. 5000 years of yore… discuss and has discourses on such use of OUR MINDS along with the DISCIPLINE or ART of YOGA and so forth (click).

 

…MEDITATION… and more.

 BENEFITS,..

 OLD AND NEWFOR

 YOUNG AND OLD.

MODERN SCIENCE in examining Brain structure, cohesion (click) and activity has also long recognised the over-all and long-term benefits of these MIND-MATTERS (click).

THEY WORK… short-term and long-term indeed it seems.

 

 

Whilst the usual aim of MEDITATION (click) is one of peace in solace; an opposite view can also be eye-opening. Letting and allowing ego expansion has led the world to where it is.

MEDITATING on that view using Shiro,

then,..

 

attempting to capture the essence of what was felt…

AND HOW THAT FELT… LED TO THIS.

NJOY.?. or not.

 THE METHOD.

 

Be as your norm for your USUAL Meditation approach.

Seated or otherwise, breathing method or nay etc etc

 

(…please note: Shiro did not say stop breathing just then).

 

The only diff. is within YOUR MIND.

 

 

Sure… if you can get to a spot like the FEATURE PHOTO ( 3rd above),.. fresher air and water,.. lotsa negative ions in the atmos. and so forth… that may be even less CHEM of concern for you… to be concerned with.

 

However… this can be done anywhere.

 

Time for this method can vary-

RELAX + LET HAPPEN… (click).

 

The ego expansion is straight-forward enough…

 

LET… YOUR… EGO… GO…

E  GO…

… GO.

 

GO… EVERYWHEREEVERYWHERE… GO.

 

ENERGETICALLY… photocredit/thanks:tumblr

 MIND AND EGO OF MAN

You obtain the EYES OF A GOD.

 

THEN,..

In the MIND OF A MAN/WOMAN (…yours…)

you now give the reins of such a ride… to YOUR EGO.

 

GO FLY…

LETTING THE MIND SWOOP AND SOAR AS IT SEES FIT,..

LIMITLESS, EVERY THING,… FORMLESS, NO THING.

CHAOS OF AN UNCHECKED EGO WITHIN YOUR MIND’s EYE.

 

DONE. FULL-STOP.

 

…BALANCE… photocredit/thanks:pinterest

OK,..

 

The thing is though… the ego is NOT a God… nor can it handle such in reality.

The ego… is more like a coat or jacket you put on to hide the bare cold…

truthskin.

 

So… god-LIKE EGO obtained.

EXPERIENCE IT… then write it.

 

Shiro’s therein… after METAPHOR explained.

 

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 MEDITATE
 ON A MASTER METAPHOR.

As background…

the metaphor used herein,.. of “…fellow madmen etc… ” is one adapted from the LEGENDS of the Martial Ways of JAPAN involving the MASTER BLACK-SMITH MURAMASA of ISE Province (click) whom the site and Shiro have met earlier.

MURAMASA forged BLADES of very high quality, but appears to have been considered somewhat eccentric, mad and/or unlucky etc.

His works lie condemned, it seems entirely ignored… because of his human-ness and personal traits… (click)

 

ON THIS… (…and some other matters… that don’t mind here…);

Shiro sayeth…

here’s a sample of his work.

 

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AND… er… NO.

 

MURAMASA … still stays,..

 

thus are still…

 AMONGST FRIENDS
 AND FELLOW MADMEN.

 

Whilst,..

 THE POEM.

then;

 

lies.. under the setting sun.

 

Just click… to see POETIC MADNESS indeed.

 

THIS SUN… BE SETTING… FRIEND OR FOE… CLICK PHOTO FOR A MADMAN’s DREAM… POEM.

 

 

TAKE CARE.

Till next…

 

AT THE POEM OF MIND-MADNESS,.. MEET.