Not twice this day
Inch time foot gem.
This day will not come again.
Each minute is worth a priceless gem.
Whilst in the thick of writing my book, Spirit of Zen, making these simple notes seemed to strike a direct chord today . . . so, some notes on the is-ness or not-ness of zen . . .
WISDOM IN ZEN HAS BEEN CALLED IS-NESS OR THUS-NESS . . .
It’s actually easier to say what living consciously with Zen is NOT, rather than what it is . . . due to it’s ellusive being-ness.
Zen maybe or maybe not a philosophy for living, but it is not a prescription . .
It is . . .
Living with non-reaction
. . . non-attachment
. . . non-doing
. . . no-choice or choicelessness
. . . purposelessness, no purpose
What it IS, maybe . . .
. . . opening heart and mind to signs from heaven
. . . wisdom, or suchness
. . . living with humanity
. . . living with commitment and follow through
. . . living in the moment
. . . accepting the timelessness of your eternal being
And what it means is . . .
Men/humanity forgets . . . throughout our sporadic cycles of evolution we have often got a bad case of amnesia and forgotten the growing pains that got us through our karma to the here and now . . .
Meaning in your life is a myth . . .
You are not a victim . . .
Expanding our consciousness now, as humanity, means we find meaning in the cycles of life patterns we’re experiencing collectively . . . and we’re less likely to forget our history.
“Don’t know mind” means we just don’t know what our future karma will be . . .