Quotes on Mushin, Flow and Open-Focus – Overview

Here’s an overview of quotes on the related topics of Mushin-no-shin 無心の心 (Mind of No Mind), the flow-state, Open-Focus, and the related area of Open Monitoring Meditation.  This is a companion article to a compilation of “Resources on Mushin-no-shin (the Mind of No Mind)”.  The quotes are organized in three parts as follows: 

  • Part 1
    • Takuan Soho 1
    • Takuan Soho 2
    • Dr. Les Fehmi and Others on Open Focus and Diffuse Attention
    • Open Monitoring Meditation (related to Open Focus)
    • Ayrton Senna
  • Part 2
    • Eckhart Tolle
    • Chetan More (on the Gap Between Thoughts)
    • Charles Muller
    • Kip Mazuy
    • Additional Authors 1
    • Additional Authors 2
  • Part 3 & References
    • Quotes from Swordsmen
    • Quotes from Kendo sensei‘s
    • Quotes from Naoki Eiga sensei (on Mushin-no-Waza)
    • Quotes from Iaido sensei‘s
    • References

Updates:  I added quotes from Swordsmen on Nov 10, 2019.

Note:  This is a reorganization of the quotes, originally in one article, into several articles – as the number of quotes has grown significantly.  As usual, I may add more as I discover them.


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