Saturday, September 20, 2008

Morning Zen

The unknowing is just that. Unknown. What is it we desire to seek? How do you come to know. To sit with something. To examine that something. To be with it and watch it. To ponder it. To ask the self and ask others. Making the time seems to be the most difficult part. Taking the time to ponder and process the knowing. Give the time it takes. Do not hurry. Do not rush. Do not expect. Wait for it. It will come. How do we know it will come? Because it does but will not until the receiver is ready.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

...the unknown implies future...
the known of the instant...and even the past is not really known...unless you were present and a witness to it.
So what if....what if the unknown does not arrive...for if it is truely the unknown we will not anticipate its arrive...as it is unknown.
ah, but that of desire...that of wanting a something....and event...an object...a state of calm in a life of turbulent...is certainly a known...the anticipation of arrival implicates its known whether it be desired or undesired..if it is known it may not be of now...but of tomorrow...next week...next year...

and of time...there is no formula...for it is only a manmade reference. ...finding time...taking time...getting more time...only a perspective of sequence...for the only time we have is now. it is the moment that we exist in now....that moment just passed is no longer and the next has not yet appeared...and even though, in consciousness, our memory may store the past....we have no memory of the future ...yet....only anticipation....elation or disappointment with that which is yet to come...may never come...that moment
we cannot hurry time...for it has set its cadence by mans reference...no moment can be skipped nor its length compressed...it must pass...
we know not if it will come....only the moment now we know...and the participant in time knows not their participation in the next...for past is predicator and now its forecast...one moment at a time is all each has....
namaste'
jj

Anonymous said...

try to remember next Tuesday....
....now....

try to remember the two years before your first birthday......
....now....

Now exists .....yesterday and tomorrow are only inventions of time....
Namaste'
jj

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't have read all this on Monday morning.

My head hurts now. I know nothing; igonorance is bliss.

m

Anonymous said...

...and what's going on next Tueday?

Anonymous said...

Don't know why this just came to me...maybe my Monday-wanna-be-at-the-beach-mindset...that just never goes away..

Read the zen but think about yourself in BIG water waiting for the next big wave to catch. The unknown, the next big wave, looking at the horizon, reading the motions in the surf...Wait. It will come. Do I follow that one? Or is the one behind it the big swell that is going to take me on the next great ride that crests and rolls me on to the beach for a ride that for a moment makes me so glad to be alive in the moment you forget all else that ever was or will be? Or is it a little nothing wave going nowhere? Or is it some big badass wave that's going to kick my butt, steal my board and shoot saltwater thru my nose into my brain and straight out my ears blinding me and leaving grasping for air and terra firma under the feat?

I smell salt. I hear gulls and surf. Ahhhhhh, here comes the waves, dude. Ain't life grand.

Hang 10 little boatman dude