with your mind as taut as an iron bow strung with wire


Baby, it’s cold outside… (Source: National Geographic)

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.

Suzuki Shōsan

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More Zen than I expected


A different kind of "sit"

A different kind of “sit” (Source: YouTube)

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.