As Richard G. Scott has suggested, “each of us needs to periodically check our bearings and confirm that we are on course.” We all could benefit from asking questions like: •Is there anything I know I should not be doing? If so, I will repent and stop it now. •Is there anything I know I should be doing, but am not? If so, I will start on it today. •What am I currently doing in life that I know is right and good? These are the practices and habits I will continue to develop.
Making the enso—the Zen circle that conveys everything, the whole world, complete, the ultimate Zen symbol of emptiness—is kind of a practice. Ensos are traditionally done in sumi ink, black on white, but Kazuaki Tanahashi is well known for his colorful ones, which he makes with one brushstroke.
noornalini: Enso, ‘Miracles of Each Moment’ by Kazuaki Tanahashi “In the Zen tradition ensos, or circle symbols, have been drawn with black ink on paper, to represent enlightenment. As the multi-colored flow of paint represents the interconnectedness of all life, each circle reflects my hopes, visions and aspirations for a world making a healthier choices for the benefit of future generations.” –Kaz