Monday, October 3, 2011

An unconditionally beautiful reminder...

Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action, just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. This is a powerful spiritual practice.
Eckhart Tolle

In thinking a little about this, we could say the fruit (which we often call the end result) doesn't even matter. The condition of the fruit is irrelevant (is the end result 'good' or 'not good'). Even if you are able to give attention to the action itself while you are in the action, please don't get to the end of the action and then judge the fruit. The action can BE the fruit.

The act of doing Zentangle is the fruit. No matter what you are experiencing as you do your Zentangle, that is the gift. Whether it be joy or frustration, All of it will show you what is in the moment. No wrong, no right. It's just a moment.


5 comments:

  1. Thank you for the reminder as I struggled with last week's challenge and didn't post because mine was "not good enough."

    Time to pat my inner critic on the head and send out to play.

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  2. I like that idea. A nice pat on the head:)

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  3. A good reminder, Carole. I know better, but I just finished an ensemble of 9 tiles where I found myself constantly putting them together while I worked to envision the end result. Do I need a bolder tangle here? -an airy tangle there? What tangle will create the best effect? I know better. Thanks for the gentle whack upside my head.

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