Zen and Art Do not Do Anything & # 39; – How do we apply this secret to everyday life?

When you have Zen, the whole world seems very different.

This increased awareness can mean that you can enjoy the innocent laughter of your child, the swampy, soft breeze in the tornado or in the park that is seduced by the beautiful beauty of wildflowers, the wind and the day stroking or taking a break to astonish old oak with its silent power and majesty towards the railway station.

Your task is to drive the truck, improve cars, teach children's school, edit newspapers, provide medical needs for patients, judge / protect legal issues, conduct advertising / policy campaigns, or operate a company fully interfering with full focusing attention (attention) on what you are expected to do at the moment you and your work are indistinguishable and indistinguishable.

If you are athletic buffs, this may mean that pleasure is more than just a victory over fatigue and pain, since it fully involves itself to a higher and higher level. If you do hard things, you strengthen your power and self-control. It further strengthens "mental muscles". And like any other muscle, the more you exercise them, the stronger they will be.

This is about reaching the ideal of symmetry and the unity of mind and body. The concept clouds the difference between the object (your work or "do") and the object (s) to mix thought and action into a unified, harmonious whole. With this you become more and more attentive, more flexible, motivated and better.

Your high standard of work is the result of the one-minded commitment. Everything in human activity, at work, or in play, a calm, pure, focused mind will always be as heady as a crowded, experimenting and tense. This is irrelevant Zen.

We all know that athletes are in "zone" when they are "locked", they seem to do nothing wrong. Great performances by Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Kim Yu-Na, and Alex Rodriguez in memorable high-stakes games highlight the light combination of grace and power; the actor and the & # 39; perfectly coincide.

The same unity and blur is detected in & # 39; and & # 39; do & # 39; in the art of ballet when dancers and dancing will be a pattern of indistinguishable flow and movement.


Zen is also present among the wills between the good hunter and the worthy sacrifice, whether in the Brazilian jungle, in Savannah, Africa, or in the depths of the Pacific. the hunter must enter the spoil's mind, identify it with it, and the object of hunting in order to track, catch or kill. Deep identification with such an object eventually leads to a kind of respect and empathy. Henceforth, hunters always pay tribute to their fallen prey, silently and openly after they have defeated him.

On the institutional (combat) level, the 17th century Japanese samurai swordsmen emerged who embroidered Zen to appease and strengthen their minds in the deadly struggle, so that either in training or in the actual struggle of samurai, the sword their bodies seemed natural, with a powerful but still light grace, as if they were playing in a perfectly choreographed dance.

Zen, like all Buddhism, stands for violence and wars except for self-defense. Some samurai can be arguable, take advantage of the hidden power of Zen to clearly take offensive battles for their personal benefit.
"does nothing" & # 39; but it brings life to life, which is an organic unit of experience. Do more, not less.

It refers to countless aspects of human experience. What's more, the utilization and involvement of these gifts from life and nature is in many cases essentially free. Most of us considered these invaluable money to be self-evident, most of which is available during practice throughout the year.

Those of us who are aware of the generous gifts of nature and have revived them as a nourishing healing balm are inevitably more focused, more energetic, happier and healthier.