Who is Sensei?
Consciousness is the sensei
Peace is its goal
Trust is its language
Healing and love are its products
The last time I was in a dojo, there was sun, sea and sand.
Now here we are at Windhorse Farm in a very different land.
Go with the flow but stand your ground:
the sky’s dropped a blank canvas all around.
What dreams do we dare to paint
for the next chapter of the human race?
Here we are at the end
of two days of learning, laughing and dancing,
showing up, standing up, finding clarity and advancing
the skills and qualities that we need
to overcome ignorance, fear and greed.
Here we are, deep-diving;
it feels like we’re just arriving
but already we’re becoming.
What have we entered into?
What are we becoming?
What the world needs
is practitioners of peace.
In this dojo you won’t get a belt
and it’s not just about what you learned, but what you felt.
Let the growth of humanity and consciousness be your belt -
that will last much longer;
when warriors of the heart come together as one,
we’re a thousand times stronger.
Peace, compassion and forgiveness
are the swords of clarity.
A brighter future awaits for the whole of humanity
when I realize that I have no enemy:
only a worthy opponent.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to practice.
Thank you for helping me to wake up.
When you’re tired, it’s hard to stay conscious
so get some rest
because the world fucking needs you
to be at your very best.
Remember the lessons of the game
Once consciousness gets moving,
it knows where to flow.
What am I doing to allow it to move?
What am I doing to get out of the way
and to let consciousness be the sensei?
- Heenal Rajani's poem harvest
at the closing of the dojo at Windhorse Farm - 2 April 2017