The eastern thinkers put so much emphasis on nature, and how everything you do is part of that. It puts you at ease, makes you feel part of something bigger, makes it ok to be you, whatever that means.
When you write, just write. To be honest, I think that is one of the most beautiful teachings of zen. It releases so many expectations, and make it much easier to sit down and do “work”, even if it’s repetitive.
Westerners, on the other hand, are more focused on problem/solution thinking. It’s a more rational approach to life, like taking medicine. Do you have a problem in your life? Here’s how to fix it. Do you want to feel better about yourself? Gain some self-respect. That’s what I’ve been doing the past couple of days, becoming a more reliable person, and it works too. You start trusting your ability to get things done in life. “You become a number one lobster”.
I’m so grateful that I’m interested in both sides of this coin. It brings so much richness to the process of life. You embrace life, simultaneously as you actively work to better it.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR IT ALL