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Zen Practice on the Desk

Posted in Fun to read :-D, Lemon Zen, Mindfullness, Mushin, Subconsciousness, Who is Yoshizen, Zen by yoshizen on March 4, 2012

If you think, that the Zen is to twist the leg, you are wrong, it is just a posture.

The matter is in the mind = how to vacate the thinking and to get a state of the Mushin is

what the Zen mean.


This is the easiest practice to gain a state of the [ Mind of No-Mind / Mushin ]  instantly.

Yes, instant, just by closing your eyes (even only a second = as the trigger of the Mind-set)


If you are sitting on front of a desk to write anything, —— Close your eyes, and pick-up your pen

and put the pen on the paper where you are going to start writing.


To do this, you have to fix the position of the pen (or what ever) on the desk, always exactly the

same place. And sit on the chair exactly the same position facing the desk in the same distance.

—– Sit on front of the desk. Take one deep breath and look at the blank paper on the desk.

Memorize the picture and close your eyes.

While visualizing the picture in your mind, put your hand straight to the pen and pick it up and

put the point of the pen on the starting line of the paper.


Try this as many times until you can do this as smooth as possible with natural flow of the movement. Just do it.

On the beginning your finger may reach to a bit away and needed to wobble a bit to touch the pen.

But, soon or later your fingers would come to the exact position you should grip the pen.


Every time when you sit before the desk, do this = and make this to a habit.


Soon, you will be realized, when ever sit to the desk and take deep breath, your mind is focused

to the paper and the pen = nothing else is in your sight, and when you closed eyes, the picture

you are visualizing is the paper and the pen, nothing else.

In Zen term, this is called Mindfulness = nothing else is in your mind.


As the practice became routine, you become able to do this automatic like a well tuned machine.

It’s mean, you become able to do all the body movement without having any thought.

In Zen term, this is called Mushin.


This practice can be improvised to a key-board. To type a word such as [calm] if you like in Italic.

And if you like type it in the center of the screen while the eyes closed. (You may become an expert

of the timing, how long the Space-bar should be pressed down. 😀 )

Or you can do this with your Smart phone or Tablet kind.

How to access one particular program while eyes closed.


Once you mastered this practice, take deep breath and close the eyes will lead your mind to focus

and able to eliminate any thought.  Hence, just think this practice would soon become

enough to bring your state of mind to the Mushin = deadly calmness.


It may not looks like a mythical Zen practice though, Zen is not a pretense, but able to get

the mind-set of Mushin is the matter.

And what you need is just do this. (Further readings are in a Category [ Lemon Zen ]




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  1. Vina Kent said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:04

    Thia us so great…. I love it. Thank you

    • yoshizen said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:28

      Glad to see, you liked it.
      Thank you very much.

  2. Vina Kent said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:04

    Reblogged this on and commented:

    • yoshizen said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:33

      I’m very humbled and feel honored to be Reblogged by you.
      Thank you very much again.

  3. Cauldrons and Cupcakes said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:18

    Such a wonderful thing to do! You explain Mushin so well. Thank you 😀

    • yoshizen said, on March 4, 2012 at 22:39

      It’s mean you know well what the Mushin meant.
      I’m very glad to meet the people Who is on the same ship.
      (Or took the same ship to come this side ?)
      Thank you very much to visit here.

  4. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on March 5, 2012 at 00:15

    Another outstanding post, so clearly explained, with such a useful suggestion. I would like to incorporate this exercise into my daily routine! Thank you!

    • yoshizen said, on March 5, 2012 at 01:56

      Thank you very much Lemony. I’m so glad to hear from you.
      So, give your thought of what I did (I’m not just gabbing) on my
      Photography —– Please have look [ Zappa’s photo ] and
      [ Tiny Life ] —– (May need to Type and search on the top-right Box)

  5. Marisela said, on March 5, 2012 at 00:53

    Excelente !!!

    • yoshizen said, on March 5, 2012 at 01:59

      Great. Thank you very much Marisela.

  6. danLrene ©2011 said, on March 5, 2012 at 03:35

    Interesting. I will have to try this.

    • yoshizen said, on March 5, 2012 at 04:02

      In comparison to learn Zen by tea-making, this practice should be much easier.
      Still, if you need, keep in touch through your progress.
      As I can give you further instruction.
      (In such case, the comment here will not be published)

  7. Kritika said, on March 5, 2012 at 14:01

    Is it really that easy to achieve Mushin = deadly calmness ? I’ll give it a try…Thank you!

    • yoshizen said, on March 6, 2012 at 09:44

      Yes, It works.
      Provided you DO this practice in total faith = [Zen is helping you]
      And DON’T cheat yourself. (It got to be perfect)

  8. RK Henderson said, on March 6, 2012 at 06:02

    Great method, Yoshi. Glad I found your blog; I’ll be back!


    Rusty Ring: Reflections of an Old-Timey Hermit

    • yoshizen said, on March 6, 2012 at 09:47

      Glad Robin, we met.
      So, we can go together.

  9. Dale’s Studio | Yoshizen's Blog said, on February 19, 2015 at 09:19

    […] much of  pattern or figure = almost endless work of Mushin (Mind of No-mind […]

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