The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.” Zen Priest
Reflection: This Zen quote is summarized by me as the ideal of living a holistic and integrated life. It points out that a life which is meaningful is what it is. No judgments, subtraction, contradictions or false masks. It reminds me of the old saw that “Playing to Win in Life” is the ability to focus, stay in the moment and having the courage to do the best you can…
Action Assignment: Where are you on a 1 (low) and 10(high) scale of living an integrated, meaningful and authentic life? What can you do to increase your ability to live a ZEN life ?