“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.”  -Buddha The following qualities will contribute to …

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“Mindfulness destroys habitual tendencies.” -Tsoknyi Rinpoche We don’t question the mind’s antics.  A few of its pranks include: Desire. In the sense of wanting to change what is unchangeable. When you don’t want anything to be different, you are naturally happy. …

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“If you abandon the present moment, you cannot live the the moments of your daily life deeply.”  -Thich Nhat Hanh ABANDON and CONTROL  USPSA shooters fall into two categories: Fast or Accurate. Fast shooters shoot poor points, resulting in a …

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“Never allow yourself to mistake outward appearances for reality.”-Huang Po All we can say about any particular thing or experience is but a heap of generalizations and partial descriptions.   Take, for example, what we say is a mountain. On …

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“It is not what you do, but what you stop doing that matters.”-Nisargadatta Maharaj Firearm instruction, unfortunately, seldom includes the importance of keeping your eyes open as the shot fires. Calling the shot is vital for even a moderate amount …

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“If you have a problem that can be fixed, then there is no use in worrying. If you have a problem that cannot be fixed, then there is no use in worrying.” –Buddhist proverb All problems breed, multiply, and thrive in …

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“If you are not sure, don’t act.”  -Bhodidharma After an extraordinary performance, competitors often report they felt “out of their body,” or superhuman. Time slowed down or even seemed to stop. Visual acuity and motor skills combined with laser-like precision. …

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“Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens.”  -Krishnamurti Knowing when to not care is a path to inner peace. Learn how to live by studying nature. Birds fly, find food and eat, roost up safely for the night, …

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“Zen study is basically to reach the fundamental and clarify the essence.”-Keizan FUNDAMENTALS & TECHNIQUE Understanding the difference between fundamentals and technique is critical for rapid progression. Fundamental means essential: what you must do. Technique is physical: how you do it. …

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“Just be aware, mirrorlike, right now.”-Pai-chang “Turn your attention back upon yourself and observe.”-Lin-chi As children,We ask.And quickly, are told.Unknowingly acceptingWords from another,Belief replaces wonder.Endlessly tortured by the alphabet,We imagine,Somehow –Things can be different (from how they are).Eventually,Driven to doubtAll …

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