The mind is in a constant state of conflict with the body and spirit. If you can create distance from your mind, you can better battle your thoughts, which are often the obstacle to the achievement of magokoro 真心, or pure mind.
As stated before, “the biggest battle is within”, and this battle is always with the mind.
By creating inner distance, you can control your own space and begin to achieve a better level of control of the mind, ultimately closing the gap to achieve magokoro.
Soke said, “Teach how to live, not to fight”. This is a very profound statement because it will upset all those that strive to become fighters or warriors.
But to become a fighter or warrior is easy, to execute is not.
Furthermore, to survive your mind after battle is the challenge that many may not be able to overcome.