These are a few of my favorite thoughts.

30 Apr These are a few of my favorite thoughts.

When dealing with my greatest professional and personal challenges, I often find that the path to the solution has already been on the pages of my blog or elsewhere on my website. Therefore, these are a few of my favorite thoughts:

Criminal defense is heavily about battling and nonviolent warfare, but of course not with brute force. As Master Kan admonishedAvoid rather than check. Check rather than hurt. Hurt rather than maim. Maim rather than kill. For all life is precious nor can any be replaced.”


– "Normally we think that if [our opponent] has 100 pounds of force or power, I better have 150. But then if I get 150 pounds of force, he may have accumulated more himself… So I need to reverse my approach. I need to take my own power down to 0. Then there’s no chasing or spiraling.” – Benjamin Lo

– Instead of escaping from or fighting fears, pain and suffering, know and engage them first on the path to the third way of dealing with them.    

"I am scared sh*tless. How do I convince myself that you will be there for me working your ass off?" 


– "There is no out there for Mind. Existence — experience — is a function of only two causes — Inspirations from Divinity or memories stored in the subconscious mind." Ihaleakala Hew Len.

When one lives mindfully, the magic bursts forth. 


– Successfully taking life’s bulls by the horns is not about inflicting self-suffering along the path, but about relishing the path and learning from the laughing hyena

"There is never any end. There are always new sounds to imagine; new feelings to get at."  "One thought can produce a million vibrations." Trane.  

Criminal defense as a healing art. 


– "If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying."  Coleman Hawkins

– The key to a rewarding law practice is to focus on fully serving our clients and being faithful to their legal cause. "Ultimately I came to the conclusion that all I must do is take care of the music, even if I do it in a closet, and if I really do that, someone is going to come and open the door to the closet and say ‘Hey, we’re looking for you.’" – Bill Evans

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