… from the book…
Advice to warriors :
Do your job with your mind as taut as an iron bow strung with wire.
This is the same as Zen meditation.
So, chapters 4 and 5 are pretty much set.
Chapter 4 was pretty straightforward. Tell the story. Relive the story. Wonder at the story.
Turns out Chapter 5 is a heck of a lot more “Zen” than I expected. Turns out, what was really going on in my mind during that ride was not unlike what you experience while doing zazen — only this time on two wheels, going fast. In traffic. In France.
Should be interesting, to see what others have to say about it.
I can’t say I’m un-happy. Gives me something more to think about, as I finish up the week… and start thinking about the weekend.
… required to firmly apply your full attention. If you slack off, you’re useless.