Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flow Like Water: Financial Samurai

…the sage, traveling all day, does not lose sight of his baggage. Though there are beautiful things to be seen, he remains unattached and calm.”— Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching (Feng and English translation) If we’re on a quest for … Continue reading

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How to get better in one easy step. Show the Samurai Up!

All I need to know is how much is enough.   —James Heisig’s translation of  saying on a small stone basin at Ryonji,  a Zen temple Buddhist poet Saigyo tried to live “one inch above the ground.”  . . .not with … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Edge: Interview with James W. Heisig

Samurai Mind Online is dedicated to helping people take on whatever they want to learn whether they think it’s impossible or not.   Last night I almost gave myself a concussion when I realized that I hadn’t taken the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Happiness, Service, and the Power of Love: Martin Luther King, Jr Quotes

In my last post I discussed the happiness decision, or the power to make a decision to turn your mind towards positive things even when you don’t feel happy.  Lately, I’ve also been pondering the question of how do you … Continue reading

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The Happiness Decision: Samurai Book Review

Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.  –Ben Hogan You don’t have to “feel”happy to put your mind in happy places. Focusing on happiness is a decision. It’s possible that happiness is a habit of turning your mind to … Continue reading

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In a Learning State of Mind: Samurai Reading is Samurai Singing

Get in a Learning State of Mind The time that you can wake up to what you can do is now.  As you follow your dreams and learn what you’ve always wanted to learn you need persistence.  You also need … Continue reading

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All”s Fair in Love and Reading

Okay, well far as love goes, you should try to be human , respect and work things out, and let them down easy but as far as books go, love ’em or leave ’em.   Here are some other important differences between love … Continue reading

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Happy Feelings Bring Happy Learnings

Yes, I guess my mind is turning into a Japanese t-shirt.  That’s a good thing  While I’m at it, here is a whole string of truisms coming at ya: Do what you love and love what you do. Love what … Continue reading

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Zen–Suggestions for A Simple Life

Samurai Book Review/Preview:  禅、シンプル生活のすすめ or  Zen:  Suggestions for Simple Living by Shunnmyo Masuno I am going back to the roots of Samurai Mind Online.   When I began this blog I was inspired by Japanese self-help writers as way to learn how … Continue reading

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Money Games: Samurai Time, pt. 4

Eighteen minutes left on my timer.  One more hour left in the manga cafe.  Day 440 of 595 of a paid Japanese immersion experience called Silverspoon.  (I’m listening to Japanese Youtube as I write.)  ¥900 to be in this booth.   … Continue reading

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