No Option Corona is the Zen of Corona: there is no option but just this, just this Corona, this moment, this now. There is no option but to be here now.
America is built on having options, having choices. That is American freedom. You have choices, and the more choices, the freer you feel. We are flooded with choices, inundated with choices. But with Corona, there is no choice. Where can you go that Corona is not?
The medical responders in hospitals have no option. It is their duty, their vocation to fight Corona. There is no option. The mother has no option but to take care of her child, no matter how much it cries. The warrior has no option but to fight. The policeman has no option but to uphold the law.
Oh, I know you will bring up exceptions, but let’s go deeper than that. Are there moments in your life when there is no option? When resistance to the moment is not an option? But underneath all these superficial choices and options, there is the final No Option. We have no option but to die. Nobody gets out of life alive. But the religious mind says but Oh, there is the option of Heaven. I have an option.
But is that not an avoidance of being here now where there is no option? When I avoid the No Option of being here now, I split my self, my mind into Now and should not be Now. I am only half here. A part of me is missing, gong to the future where I imagine I have an option.
The Buddha says this is the cause of our suffering, this division in the Now with the Now me being here, and the “I don’t want to be here” fighting the other half. But when there is no Option, you are totally here now, and there is no suffering. There is no mental resistance. There is no drain on your psychic energy fighting your own mind. And this is liberating. This is the freedom of No Option.
This is the joyous participation in the Now, in the No Option Now of the Cross. Jesus had no option but the Cross, so he was resurrected. No Option is the Resurrection from the Death of having an option, a division and split in your being.