Saturday, October 4, 2008

Got Zen?

"I started target shooting several years ago, because I wanted to learn more about my work. Now, I find it relaxing. You have to be so mindful of safety when your shooting, it concentrates the mind wonderfully. In the far East, some Zen practitioners use archery, I use a little Browning 22."


Can I get an Amen... for Zen? (Ha!)

Link.

It's funny, the whole zen as shooting concept, but something that I (try not to) think I understand...


4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Somehow I don't remember Zen ever coming up when I was learning to shoot :-0

Bobby G. said...

Yes, sarge...
Become ONE with the weapon...
BE the bullet...
SEE yourself impacting in the TEN ring...
!?!

Works fine in the back yard, but in a firefight?
I dunno...the enemy might have other plans..and a LOUDER "mantra".

Still, there is a case to be made for the "relaxing" aspect of emptying a few clips down range just for $h*ts 'N Grins!

Carry On.

Murphy said...

Only a few things better than a lazy afternoon spent at the range...


"louder mantra", Ha!

William the Coroner said...

The things I shoot at don't shoot back. But hey, whatever creams your twinkie.