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“Really Skillful People Never Get Out of Time, and Are Always Deliberate, and Never Appear Busy.”

Posted Jul 14 2013 10:19am

Musashi_ts_pic “Speed is not part of the true Way of strategy.  Speed implies that things seem fast or slow, according to whether or not they are in rhythm.  Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast….Of course, slowness is bad.  Really skillful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy.”

–Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings

I often think about how to incorporate the quality of “unhurriedness” into my life, and I recall this passage often. If you want to read more about that, check out Happier at Home , chapter on “Time.” (You can read it as a sample chapter here .)

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