This is an awesome article. Incredible that I wrote about the same subject yesterday but focused on social skills.
I used even the same Musashi quote!
Empty mind is absolutely necessary to master any art. The modern japanese society struggles with excessive self-vigilance and must dig deep into their history to rediscover the magic of the empty mind.
There’s another master in this concept who wrote The Book of Family Traditions on the Art of War called Yagyu Munenori.
He divides his book in a similar way that Musashi does in his books and just as Musashi he also speaks about the empty mind concept.
Buddhism is a matter of realizing emptiness of mind. Although there are people who preach that mind is empty, it is said that there are few who realize it.
And many other quotes about emptyness.
Again, great article. It’s obvious to me why Medium recommend it to me.