without memory, desire, understanding, expectation


If you practice daily then that practice will take you where you need to go. If you don't practice daily then the little you do will always be hit and miss.

Something to go on, that's all you need.
There's a phrase in English: to strike a balance. It expresses what every martial artist worth their salt knows: that balance is not measured but struck, and as such is a matter of spirit and not of mind.
Choose the choiceless life.
What's important is getting the balance right. Daoism in a nutshell.


not troubled by not knowing
Practice is only difficult when you allow yourself the indulgence of choice.
one must cast a beam of intense darkness so that something which has hitherto been obscured by the glare of illumination can glitter all the more in the darkness


The good student is content with two lessons a year because she knows from experience that correction requires at least six months hard work to internalise.


Silence is the eternal duty of man.

Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking.
Look for strength and you find force; look for weakness and you find energy.
A nocturnal spirit.
What the hand, dare seize the fire?


Just pray you're one of those rare souls that gets it right when left alone.