{Ram Dass/Alan Watts Week 3: Day 16} Zen Curve Balls

“Freedom is precisely the state of not having to choose”

Alan Watts said, on the training in Zen Buddhism, they have a way of training you so that you always act without choosing. If Zen constantly throws curves at his students and puts them in dilemma situations where they have to act immediately. He’s trying to get is a kind of a smooth, unhesitating, flowing action that is the response to the challenge

What if you saw life as the zen master? All of the curves as an invitation to unhesitating, flowing action? How might that change your life or your attitude towards challenges and joys?


I think a lot of the negative self talk would go!