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Yagyu Munenori (Swordsman, 1571-1646) from:  Yagyu Munenori, The Sword and the Mind, Translated by Hiroaki Sato, Fall River Press, 1985.

  • If you have something to think about in your mind, you are not hearing someone speaking to you.  This is because your mind stays with that something you are thinking about.  Your mind tilts to one side with that something, and as it does, you don’t hear while hearing, you don’t see while seeing … 
  • If you try to rid your mind of that something, that attempt, in turn, becomes something in your mind.  If you don’t try, that something will go away on its own, leaving you with the no-mind.

The quality of our lives often depends on the quality of our habits. With the same habits, you will end up with the same results. But with better habits, anything is possible. – James Clear


Many people think that they experience life by thinking thoughts.  That is not true.  Thoughts are experienced like color, sounds and sensations. – Unknown wise one from Germany