How (not to) hold a moment

“But inwardly, for the archer himself, right shots have the effect of making him feel that the day has just begun.  He feels in the mood for all right doing, and, what is perhaps even more important, for all right not-doing.  Delectable indeed is this state.  But he who has it, said the Master with a subtle smile, would do well to have it as though he did not have it.  Only unbroken equanimity can accept it in such a way that it is not afraid to come back.”

~Eugen Herrigel, from Zen in the Art of Archery

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