your life’s counterfeit
death is the price i charge you
two swords and no shield
I was inspired to write this Haiku after reading The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Sho) again. It was written by renown philosopher and warrior, Miyamoto Musashi. I do not study Niten Ichi-ryū, the system of using two blades in combat simultaneously, that he founded. However I do read his book at least once every year to keep myself abreast and aware of how to deal with the fundamental principles of conflict that are present in my everyday life. The ideas he wrote about consistently illustrate, and show me possible solutions to many of my life’s problems.
His book is one of my most treasured possessions. I routinely buy a copy, read it, then give it to a someone new to my Team, or a friend. I never want to give the book away because of how much I enjoy reading it and underlining the points that I am working on, but by doing so I can strengthen my resolve to never become attached to things.
Becoming attached is a phobia of mine,
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