“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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“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… At the pole position is comparison, which is the breeding ground of: Desire. In the sense of wanting to change what is unchangeable. When …

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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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