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February 7, 2007 / zanzi

at the Korean film workshop

What is gentleness? Is it a camera capturing a street with the puddles rushing past as the boot of the trolley carries it away? Is it the quiet weeping at an unsaid memory that untangles the fibres of feeling?

Gentle action is a response with sensitivity. It is not mere thoughtless habituation, but an aware, alive way of being. One does not do something just ‘because’; rather, each moment reflects the effortless enactment of an authentic response to perception.

This perception is not through the dull eyes of dreary filterings or the dragging feet of inertia. It is both objective and personal, a result of outward orietation grounded in introspection.

When one lives gently, one is a responsible human being, really. To be any other way is to survive violently, doing injustice both to oneself and the world. There is nothing spectacular about living gently – it only takes a little humility, simplicity and care, bonded with love.

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  1. Canterbury Soul / Feb 8 2007 6:21 am

    I like your posts.

    Keep up the good work!

    Press on!

  2. zanzi / Feb 8 2007 4:34 pm

    i’m glad. thanks for passing by.
    i got a ‘kick’ out of reading your blog too!
    press on? likewise, sir.

  3. aadya / Feb 11 2007 10:20 pm

    hey sid good work on the bloggo! looking forward for to more posts, but please, CONCENTRATE in philo!!! and, some pretty songable poems you have there…

  4. zanzi / Feb 12 2007 12:52 pm

    …?
    i’ll take you up on that one of these days!

  5. raeesa / Feb 20 2007 10:40 pm

    [(sing a sad song/in a lonely place/and try to put a word in for me) oasis. hehe. ]

    If only we could live like that. If only.

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