When you make you moment a Happening, you find that your moment is spontaneous and quite joyful. Laughter is on the tip of your tongue and energy is free. When we happen to have a happening, we love it. We remember what a good time we had, but while the happen was happening, we didn’t ask ourselves if we were having a good time. If you ask yourself that, you are not having a good time. When in a happening there is no sense of time.
The point of this talk is that choice destroys the happening. You can’t arrive at a Happening through choice because choice divided the moment, but a moment of happen just happens. You don’t arrive at it through choice. Oh, you can go to a happening by choice and pay for it. But you can’t make your life a happening, a free happening by choice. That’s the point.
“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” TS Eliot
This statement is a Zen Koan. We shall not cease: we shall come to the end. We shall arrive where we started because we know that’s where we started; we shall know it for the first time.
This is genius. This is Zen, a real Zen Fit. You can’t put this on the logical mind. You can’t arrive at this moment as a happening through choice, though weighing this against that. You become a happening when you give up choice, when you give up trying to become a happening.