A lesson from Zen to help you get through

Lotus flowers

When it comes to meals, there is no delicious, nor disgusting, bitter nor sweet.

There just is.

When it comes to experiences, there is no entertaining, nor boring, useful nor useless.

There just is.

When we eat or do things not for the sensations they bring, but for what they are, we understand their true essence.

The next time you feel flustered, dissatisfied, or otherwise unhappy about something, don’t focus on what you’re feeling. Focus on what the food or experience is.

If we can learn to do this, we can more easily live a life without attachment, and a life full of content.

ENJOYED THIS? HAVE MORE.

MOUNTAINS OF WISDOM

Subscribe to my yamabushi newsletter

RECENT BLOG POSTS

photo of man standing on top of mountain
Changing with the circumstances
man drinking from water bottle
Jealousy is a fuel
Different degrees of discipline

YAMABUSHI BLOG POSTS

person riding bike making trek on thin air
What is the action?
Making a bigger pie
Learning to argue again

RANDOM POSTS

yellow letter tiles on blue background
When times are tough, appreciate
pathway between traditional houses
Wandering and wondering
Perspective changes everything
Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

Get In Touch

Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan 

tim@timbunting.com

Share this:

Like this:

Like Loading...
Scroll to Top
%d