Sunday, February 17, 2008

The way I feel, Zen is about satisfaction through the elimination of distraction, because the satisfaction is inside. If one does not contact this natural level of satisfaction, he or she will be vulnerable to pursue that satisfaction outside. When a person tries to find satisfaction outside, the things of the world become like beautiful baits, but baits nonetheless. They become that kind of bait that is colorful and pretty, attractive to a fish, but they are actually a hook in disguise, no nutrition just death. Once that happens, a person become a hungry gullible fish in a barrel loaded with irresistible baits, irresistible hooks.

What Zen does to me is to show that life is not a barrel, and that satisfaction is not outside. If a person finds inner satisfaction Life reveals itself as a infinity ocean of possibilities, and the fish realizes that he is not just a fish, he is the fish and the ocean. There is no separation. Circumstances may be limited and limiting, but, emotional possibilities and emotional choices are always infinite and limitless if the person realizes that satisfaction is inside, that the one who owns satisfaction owns the world. The world is just a way back to what one is already is. Zen is the way back home.

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