The Sun comes out in the guise of “innocence.” This is a charming rendition, showing an elderly man clearly enjoying communion with the preying mantis, surrounded by beautiful, pink blooms.
I am not thinking of the sort of “innocence” referring to ignorance, the lack of understanding that comes with inexperience. After all, our old man looks like he’s been around the Zen garden a time or two!
Instead, I’m seeing this as a purity of identity. The brand of innocence I’m thinking of is a lack of attachment to outside evaluation. This guy isn’t worrying about what other people think of him, talking to a mantis. (Totally something I’d do!) Instead, he’s simply present in his joy of the moment.
This innocence is a simplicity, a lack of complication. No guile, no posturing, calculations. No agenda. Just being, true to himself in the moment.
I can do that.
How do you do with “just being?” Do you find it joyful?
|Osho Zen Tarot Set |
by US Games
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