Recently, I went to race stock cars. Before the race, my instructor advised that I “Zen out and become one with the car.” Of course that struck a cord with me ;)
The same is true when I tried archery some time ago…my instructor said to “become one with the bow and release the arrow as you release your breath.” Very Zen.
Zen is all about being mindfully in the moment. There is no past. There is no future. Only now.
Zen also embraces oneness. When we live in oneness, we understand that everything is connected. Separation is an illusion.
Applying Zen principles to life becomes easy. Live in the now. Release love and kindness as you release your breath. Love your neighbor as yourself…because your neighbor is yourself ;)
Photo source: Pitstop #4 by Fabio Davini
Love this photo as everyone is in the moment :)