The Zen N! #42 - The EZ Question VIII

Assuming Formlessness.

The Zen N! #42 - The EZ Question VIII

The Focus of The Newsletter

This Week's Newsletter Contains,

1. The EZ Question VIII.

2. For The Seeker V.

1 The EZ Question VIII

2: Listening

Z = [Wildcard] No Conclusion.

To explain listening, I will refine this quote down to its essence three times by breaking it down.

Why? A repetition of 3 helps you remember.

1 - "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age, betraying their perception that the Eternal was stirring at their heart, working through their hands, predominating in all their being. And we are now men, and must accept in the highest mind the same transcendent destiny;"
2 - Great men have always done so, and confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age.
Great men have confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age.

Listening = Confide Yourself Childlike To The Genius of Your Age.

If you want to be a great person, Listen.
If you want to be a great person, place your mind before the person you want to become, as if your mind was a newborn baby that knew nothing and thought nothing.

This is what it takes. If you want the optimal results:

  • Choose who you want to become.
  • Humble yourself before that person.
  • And Listen.
"Great men have confided themselves childlike to the genius of their age." - Self-Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Consider the cost.

Humility is the cost. You pay the cost of your pride. That is the cost. Your pride is the cost.

Your Delusional Self-Bias is the cost.

You have to put down your delusional self-bias to Listen.

If you do not pay this cost, then you pay the cost of your optimal results.

Humility to the Great is another way to say,

Become the Formless, Shapeless, Perfect Student,
to maximize the amount you can learn and level up to where another is.

Everything you bring to the table will only hold you back.

Only fools are crazy enough to win. That's true.

But learn the fundamentals first, learn the timeless principles first. Take everything for free.
Then, set out on your journey as The Fool.
Then, if it is your desire, play by whatever rules you want and create your own games. Your mileage may vary.

But first, be the fool in a different way.
Be the fool as the childlike student.

Z = No Conclusion - A Great Person Confides Themselves Childlike to the Genius of Their Age.

Who Would You Become If You Were Able To Craft Yourself From A Formless Image?

Who Would You Embody?

Which Inspiration Would You Aspire To?

If You Walked Up To A Magic Door
That Could Teleport You Into Another You,
Where Would You Point It To?

What's stopping you from being that character right now?

After Skool

If you're afraid of falling behind, of ending up where you fear ending up,
why not assume a new way of being from this moment on?

After Skool
What if I don't think I can change?
Your thoughts always provide negative commentary from the past, they are just noise. Just as a person tells you that you cannot do something and know that you can,
your thoughts provide a negative commentary about what you can't do, but this noise does not stop you.

Notes From A Simple Meditation:
- Close eyes and relax shoulders.
- What is the most loving way I can be in all of my affairs today?
- Imagine doing your affairs as the most loving version of yourself.
- How would the most loving version of yourself perform in these tasks and navigate your interactions?
- Notice the countenance, the expressions , your face, the pace you get things done,
The way you get things done,
the pleasure you derive from this.
- You'll see that this is not some far off goal.
It's a world you can live in right now.
You see it's something you could do today. -Mami Onami

2 For The Seeker V

"From time to time separate streams break through to the surface, showing that somewhere deep down in the interior, even in our day, there flows the powerful ancient stream of true knowledge of being.

for, having found it, a man can entrust himself boldly to the way by which he intends to go;

then there only remains "to know" in order "to be" and "to do."
- George Gurdjieff


Next week's newsletter contains the core chapter of The EZ Question.

Quoted works from this series:
Self-Reliance - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Views from The Real World - George Gurdjieff

Thanks for reading! <3 - Tyler