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  • Writer's pictureCharles Cherney

60: Just the Wholeness of Life Itself

In my last post, I noted the most important conversation - the one you have with yourself.

In this post, I wish to touch on the most important realization - namely, being aware of "Just the wholeness of life itself."

American Zen Buddhist Charlotte Joko Beck (1917-2011) put out a couple of books I am very fond of: Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing Special: Living Zen.

Joko Beck believed in Everyday Zen - the Zen of here and now, in everyday life. Not so much a climactic moment in a house of worship. Rather, the way the wind feels on your face. Sunshine. A flower in bloom. Tears on your cheek.

"Nothing to realize. Nowhere to go. Just the wholeness of life itself."

Nothing fancy. No angle. Just here and now.

The most important realization is more important than the most important conversation.

It is the sound in silence. Listen for it.


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