Disruption

We think to disrupt businesses is great. Whole industries are build on top of this idea.
But a child who disrupts the parents is rude.

We think that changing the way things go helps to innovate and create something new and better.
But a person who does not think in social ways is considered crazy and locked away.

We think we just found the way to evolve the world and our culture through disruption of traditional ways.
But people have done this for aons.

The concept is not new, it is just hip. The best way to disrupt your thoughts is to sit down and being quite.
Silence is the answer.

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3 thoughts on “Disruption

  1. The history of the world in ten lovely lines. “It is just hip.” Hip is not cool. Silence is cool.
    >”The best way to disrupt your thoughts is to sit down and being quiet.” Your thoughts:

    You have to go to the store! The rent us due! The car needs gas! You have to get up to go to work in the morning! Pass that old man ahead of you, he’s obviously a moron for obeying the speed limit! You’re a failure! You’ll go blind if you keep doing that! What if the cops/your wife/your husband/your boss finds out? Did anyone see you? You’re too old! You’re too young! You’re too fat! You’re…eyuuw…ordinary and boring. No-one likes you. You’re better than Joe. You should be like Bill.

    Your reply (ideally at first):…………………………………………………………………………………..

    This is the goal of Zen: shut the idiot mouth in your head, sometimes mistakenly called “killing the ego,” which is the fault of the late-19th century English Oriental scholars (James Legge in this instance), whose comprehension of Chines and Japanese was severely limited by today’s standards, and with Freud easily misunderstood by them, they woefully misapplied that word “ego.” Umm, woe is us?

    A last note, there, my brother ~ it is a huge and thick book, took me two years to read, but I highly recommend James Austin’s “Zen and the Brain.” What Hermann Hesse’s “Siddhartha” did for Buddhism vis a vis Western Minds, Austins books have done for Zen. Namaste, pranam – respect and peace.

    Roy

    • You made it again. Good points, and yes Austin and Hesse have written both great books. Austin is truly a big book, but worth a read.
      Thank you so much for your comment, I really enjoy your thoughts. They are just free and unbound, some might say crazy and insane…

      • The first time anyone told me they thought I was crazy was when I was eight years old. I know you’re being lyrical with your comment, but, I’ve never much cared LOL!

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