There is a single point at which the fields of psychology, neuroscience, Eastern spirituality, and martial arts converge. In neuroscience, it is called “conditioned reflex.” In psychology, it is “unconscious competence.” In meditative traditions (especially Zen Buddhism), it is called “no-mindedness.” In martial arts, the exact same concept is often referred to as “mind like water.” Each approach describes a different aspect of the same phenomenon: acting without conscious thought. While scientists are primarily concerned with the mechanics of how such a process works, practitioners focus more on the mental and physical…