The ultimate zen aspiration is stillness. This appeals to me. When I am still, I see things as they are. When I am churned, everything is confused. In such a state, how is it possible to take the right action?
When I visited Kyoto a year or so ago, I fell in love with the place, not least because it exudes everything zen. I took a picture at one of the zen temples that I look at many times a day. It is, to me, what my mind should be: so still that reality is reflected just as it is. Only from this stillness can rightful action emerge.