‘The Mind Must Be Set Free.’
‘To reign in the mind tightly takes away its freedom. To keep our mind in close confines may be a necessary beginner’s habit, but doing so for our entire life prevents us rising to a new level, and will result in a life of unfulfilled potential.’
As Sensei Hazard says the simple is difficult
The difficult can be made simple by steps
Lown thocht* held light yet strong frees.
Like silk arrested internally for kamae*
A strike or block must suddenly be and power
From what was emptiness and calm
Be as lightning stretching across the Verdun summer sky.
(* Soft thought, Kamae-readiness, posture to begin)