Fine Art of Doing Nothing
I clipped this quote from D. T. Suzuki. It began with the following
exchange between a mother and child:
"Where did you go?"
"What did you do?"
Suzuki then comments on this:
This is very interesting! He said that he had been outdoors, but
that he had done nothing. In actuality, of course, he did all
sorts of things that playing children always do: he ran and he
jumped, and after playing all morning he went home for
lunch. How interesting! For him, doing all these things was the
same as doing nothing. Running and jumping are marvelous
activities, but in the eyes of a child there is nothing special
about them-- they are nothing. This is what unobstructed
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