[A special shout out to Katrina. You inspire me. Thank you]
I practice kata before I sit zazen.
Jion is very old. Some doubt its kinship to Jion-Ji, but most accept it. I accept it.
Kata connects me to the past and allows me to forget it.
Jion grounds my body and settles my nerves.
Kata points me to the future and allows me to ignore it.
Jion kata embraces my body with the present.
My mind, that…
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