Motto for 2019: Just be.
“To study the self is to forget the self” – Dogen 道元禅師
As I wrapped up my post for this morning (below) I wanted to get my motto and saying in this post and up top so I’m easily reminded. I really enjoy my Zen meditation, especially whilst sitting on a mountain top or in a bamboo forest in my Meditation VR app. Just be is of course a play on Nike’s “Just Do it.” People are always so busy doing things they forget to appreciate what is right in front of them. They race to buy that new thing, attend the next event, complete that next task. They forget to enjoy the magic and beauty of everyday life and they forget to live. “Just Do It” is a perfect motto for America, its capitalism, its never being satisfied and the underlying unhappiness that is satiated for a short time by consuming things. Better to “Just be,” and I think in even a tumultuous environment one can be happy and at peace.