On centeredness, zen, and peace
From an attention-seeking perspective, extremes are headturning. The heights of pleasure or the controversy of scandals can captivate an audience, even if the attention being paid is fleeting.
But so many thoughts in diverse sources advocate finding the golden mean – the elusive balance and harmony, centeredness. It can labelled zen; it can be named peace.
Peace, in an overly captivated society, sounds boring. But if we dig deeper, peace does not mean that there is no movement nor challenge; peace can refer to a kind of resilience that progresses steadily, without greed, no matter the circumstance. It doesn’t need to ride highs nor avoid lows, because it simply is; peace is self-secure and self-aware yet not too self-conscious.
Maybe peace is that sober-like feeling after the tipsy high of encountering a eureka moment.
John 16:29-33. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-142: MAY 22, 2023]