Why I Do Not Wish
A wish is a projection of the future; it is not the Way of Zen. When you are a man of Zen you do not wish, you are aware in the present moment with no thought, without thought, without thinking, there cannot be wishing. When you wish, that means you are not content with the present moment, your mind wants things to be different than what they are. A man of Zen is content with life as it is. He is content moment to moment, there is no wishing, there is nothing to wish for, things are the way that they are. A man of Zen is in total acceptance. To a man of Zen there is no such thing as good or bad, there is no such thing as better or worse, the whole is accepted. The rain is accepted as much as the sun. Winter is accepted as much as the summer. There is no judgment of good or bad, everything is the way that it was meant to be. You do not wish for anything to be different than the way it already is, you are simply in the moment in awareness.