“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle When the shot fires, whether you should be focused on the front sight or the target, has been endlessly debated. …

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“Awareness, or the experience of simply being aware, has no observable qualities and is, therefore, usually overlooked or ignored. The returning of awareness to itself—being aware of being aware—is … the direct path to lasting peace and happiness.”  -Rupert Spira …

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“If you lose yourself in any action, that action will be the most successful.”-Sri Atmananda 1. How long have you been shooting competitively? I shot competitively for about 20 years. 2. What’s your favorite gun? I don’t have a favorite. …

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“The eternal life is given to those who live in the present.”-Wittgenstein “Everything good has awareness for its root.” -Bodhidharma Be present. Be attentive. Live like it’s always now. Although maybe not obvious, being alive to the present moment is the …

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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson The expression visual patience came as I was driving home from a match. For each shot, I allowed the mental time necessary to call every shot with certainty. I …

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“Stop thinking, and end your problems.” -Lao Tzu Everything is known by awareness. The peace that comes with simply being aware, unfortunately, is eroded by thinking too much. But the good news: Peace can be restored with mindfulness training. Sit …

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“This is Wu Hsin’s open secret: the only evil is inattention.”-Wu Hsin TARGET TO TARGET TRANSITION SPEED From decisive seeing flows impeccable activity. Transition speed, or how quickly your pistol moves from target to target, is determined by how confidently …

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“You don’t need any methods to get rid of the wrong ideas you have about yourself. All you have to do is stop believing them.” -Annamalai Swami Believing obscures well being. Agree without believing, and you will live without suffering. Simple …

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“If you want to understand Zen easily, just be mindless, wherever you are, twenty-four hours a day, until you spontaneously merge with the Way.”  -Ying-an I was asked, does the Zone experience occur more often to USPSA or Bullseye shooters? …

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“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”  -Mary Oliver Awareness is pure intelligence, which we know as attention. Unlike children, we are seldom fully absorbed in any activity. Unfortunately, adults pay attention only when challenged.  Especially in …

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