A Zen idea of “The Way of No Way” embodies the working of the “Universal Mind” which gives the best at any point of time. It speaks of finding the happiness by embracing whatever comes on our path. Its about going with the flow. Zero strive. Yet achieving all our goals.
The profoundness lies in the observation that “no way” itself is THE way. Its much like going for a walk with nothing in the mind. You enjoy everything that’s in your path. The aroma of the mud, soothing breeze, greenery alongside, laughing tulips, chirping of the birds, dog’s bark in the distance, people’s faces, honking vehicles, giggling kids… Everything aids every other thing. Adding, complementing, enhancing and defining each another. Now the way got designed itself with all the best elements at the moment without much work from your part. With the way filled with all the delightful pleasures you reach your destination by savouring them.
You start walking in a direction that feels right to you. And the Universe populates your path with the best elements possible. By embracing, not judging the elements in the path you can not only enjoy your journey but also you can reach your destination the fastest way.
Bruce Lee used this technique when he had the idea that he would learn from everything, so that whoever he had to fight, he could improvise his skills at the very instant of fighting.
The value of embracing the change and moving forward can be observed in the words of so many great minds.
“The best things in life are unexpected – because there were no expectations.” – Eli Khamarov
“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho
“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” – Oscar Wilde
“Any human anywhere blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.” – Doris Lessing
“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs