Re: 6 Directions
Okay, let me make sure I'm landing myself in your conversation, because you're right- it is about martial arts.
As it relates to Jiyu Waza, (IMO) Mu Shin is probably the optimal mindset, and calm observation is second. The primal you that precedes the decision doesn't want to get it's ass kicked either. You can trust it to take care of the heavy work. You can even watch, but stay out of the way.
At least, that's what I get from the data.