What are feelings if they can’t be formed into thoughts? What are thoughts if they can’t be put into words? What are words if they can’t be turned into actions? What are actions if they are not dependent on what you feel?
Consciousness permeates all things. Intentions are broadcast before a movement is even made. How much more direct it is to simply be aware.
You could practice all your life learning how to disarm an attacker with a gun or a knife. Yet a true master of any martial art never has to fight. The mind is the greatest of weapons.