Tag Archives: Zen

Harmony and Embracing

In the realm of Zen, where wisdom flows,
Life’s true essence, a secret it bestows.
See the world through a lens so clear,
Embrace the good, cast aside fear.

Amidst the chaos, find tranquil repose,
Seek the silver lining where beauty grows.
Ugly and mean, they’re but facets of whole,
Transform them with kindness, heal every soul.

Jealousy’s fire, a potent force to wield,
Harness its energy, let compassion be revealed.
Turn it to motivation, a spark for your dreams,
Build bridges of hope where the heart redeems.

In life’s vibrant tapestry, colors intertwine,
Threads of darkness with threads that shine.
Balance is key, in the dance of light and shade,
Embrace them both, the symphony’s serenade.

See the world’s wonders, big and small,
Appreciate the rise, accept the fall.
Through Zen’s gentle lens, perspective aligns,
The path of positivity forever shines.

So cherish each moment, each breath that you take,
Forge your own destiny, awaken, and wake.
Live with gratitude, embrace what you see,
In the tapestry of life, find your serenity.

For today and tomorrow

Alan Watts Says:  “The startling truth is that our best efforts for civil rights, international peace, population control, conservation of natural resources, and assistance to the starving of the earth—urgent as they are—will destroy rather than help if made in the present spirit. For, as things stand, we have nothing to give. If our own riches and our own way of life are not enjoyed here, they will not be enjoyed anywhere else. Certainly they will supply the immediate jolt of energy and hope that methedrine, and similar drugs, give in extreme fatigue. But peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by those who love. No work of love will flourish out of guilt, fear, or hollowness of heart, just as no valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”

Wiggly Tubes

Alan Watts Says: “For there is a growing apprehension that existence is a rat-race in a trap: living organisms, including people,are merely tubes which put things in at one end and let them out at the other, which both keeps them doing it and in the long run wears them out. So to keep the farce going, the tubes find ways of making new tubes, which also put things in at one end and let them out at the other. At the input end they even develop ganglia of nerves called brains, with eyes and ears, so that they can more easily scrounge around for things to swallow. As and when they get enough to eat, they use up their surplus energy by wiggling in complicated patterns, making all sorts of noises by blowing air in and out of the input hole, and gathering together in groups to fight with other groups. In time, the tubes grow such an
abundance of attached appliances that they are hardly recognizable as mere tubes, and they manage to do this in a staggering variety of forms. There is a vague rule not to eat tubes of your own form, but in general there is serious competition as to who is going to be the top type of tube. All this seems marvelously futile, and yet, when you begin to think about it, it begins to be more marvelous than futile. Indeed, it seems extremely odd.”