“Nothing is resisted, nothing is sought. Everything is allowed to be as it is.” – Surrendering

A masterpiece by Remy van Gogh at the age of 22 months.  July 2020.

A lady from a meditation group recommended the writings of Joan Tollifson.   The contents of the following article on her website caught my attention: Continue reading

“Soft Eyes,” A Way of Seeing and Being – Quotes and Resources

I believe that “Soft Eyes” is an extremely important part of kendo and many areas of life.  It is a natural, tension-free way of seeing and being – which goes by many other names: Whole or Effortless Seeing, Soft or Open Focus, Wide-Angled, Peripheral or Panoramic Vision and “Enzan no Metsuke (a distant mountain gaze).” Continue reading