Zen Buddhism has an expression, “suchness,” which means accepting things as they are, as they are intrinsically, accepting them completely without labeling or judgment. “Suchness” distinguishes between our perception of things and things as they are. It is also a way into the heart of being, pulling us into the now, into the All, into enlightenment. We Reiki people should think about suchness, both in our own lives and when we put our hands down to heal.
Here are a few quotes from Zen practitioners (and the Buddha) to shed some light on suchness. Reflect, and enjoy!
“If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.”
“The object of Zen is not to kill all feelings and become anesthetized to pain and fear. The object of Zen is to free us to scream loudly and fully when…
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