Meditation Point #41

Sensei Post in A Zen Thing, Quotes
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People in the West are always getting ready to live.
— Chinese Proverb

While I understand their meaning I’m not sure I can agree with this entirely. Depending on your perspective living can be a journey of discovery focused on the outward or inward or a combination of both. To think that any people have a true understanding on what it is to live is just silly. If you are a do’er then your life is wasted if you sit continually in queit contemplation! Similarly if you are an introspective cerebral person then being constantly consumed with the pursuit of a task/results driven goal would similarly be a waste. That being said most people do waste their lives in a state of inaction regardless of their origin being in the West or East.

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