Tag Archives: letting go

You will never get “there”: The Now Samurai

Yesterday, I decided to stop at a cafe to have an iced latte.  Because it was hot outside and their air conditioner wasn’t on, it was relatively empty.  Then they turned on some Best of Jimi Hendrix, which I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Don’t Panic Samurai

Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.  –Rainier Maria Rilke Be still and cool in thy own mind and spirit.  –George Fox Don’t panic and if you do, don’t panic … 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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Cut Through Indecision: Let Go and Let Samurai

“Chase two rabbits and lose them both” (nito otte itto mo ezu). This Japanese proverb is a graphic picture of the mind which is divided in its purpose, and therefore loses that which it would gain . . . In … Continue reading

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Samurai Dance

“Every day I count wasted in which there has been no dancing.”–Friedrich ‘Shake What Your Momma  Gave You’  Nietzsche I’m staying with my wife and my daughters in a a little town called Yui.  It’s famous for it’s Sakura ebi … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Sleepless Moments: Tales of the Jetlag Samurai

Jetlag can be a drag, but there are its advantages.   This morning I woke up at 4:30 a.m and walked out to the rising sun.   After purchasing a canned espresso drink from the local vending machine (they are everywhere!), I … Continue reading

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Clear Clutter, Clear Mind: Samurai Cleaning is Samurai Learning

I recently watched an episode on NHK (the Japanese PBS) about a celebrity who spends a weekend at a Zen monastery.   Before she gets to the “business” of meditating, she has to clean the bathrooms, cleaning the beautiful wooden floors … Continue reading

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The Power of Five Minutes: Mutant Samurai Turtles, Activate!

I did it!  I headed to the post office, got the right postage and sent my book proposal to an agent I worked with years before.   (I will tell you later what it was my book proposal was about.  I … Continue reading

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Listening to Samurai Echo: How to Turn “Failures” into Successes

Every effort creates an echo or even a dissonance to be listened to, to build on.  Even a “failed” effort creates a lingering question.  The question is, can you persist and grow from it?

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Samurai Mind Goes Bowling

I haven’t gone bowling in years, but three weeks ago I was back at it, funny shoes and all.  I think I’ve played mini-golf more times than I’ve gone bowling, and that isn’t saying much. I only played two games.  … Continue reading

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