All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
You have to be able to be a true scholar. You have to cultivate an attitude to life; and not trying to get anything out of it.
So when Chinese say nature is purposeless –this is a compliment."From the bathtub to the bathtub I have uttered stuff and nonsense.The bathtub in which the baby is washed at birth. The bathtub in which the corpse is washed before burial. All this time I have said many nonsenses. Like the birds in the tree go twee twee twee twee... " –The Tao of Philosophy, Alan Watts
"Yugen is a compound word, each part, yu and gen, meaning “cloudy impenetrability,” –The Zen master D.T. Suzuki
“Could it be possible to explain the style of yugen as the feeling you obtain by seeing four or five finely dressed court ladies who are viewing cherry blossoms blooming in full at the courtyard of the South Wing?” –The Zen monk ShotetsuAs wandering on and on in a great forest with no thought of return.It's in that moment that you are actually a perfect rational human being –you’ve learned purposelessness. If you think about it, all music is purposeless. I mean, is music going anywhere?
"Haven’t you done this, haven’t you gone on a walk with no particular purpose in mind? Carry a stick with you, and occasionally hit at old stumps, and wander along and sometimes twiddle your thumbs?" –Alan Watts, The Tao of Philosophy
I guess dancing would be the same.
When you dance, you aim to arrive at a particular place on the floor. That seems to be the idea of dancing.
I think of the people who always say, "oh I can't dance." Everyone can dance if the the aim of dancing–is to dance.
Well, it’s exactly the same with our life. Most, if not all people believe that life has a purpose.
So your choices are –trust nature or not?
If you do trust nature –you may get let down –there are going to be mistakes.
But if you don’t trust nature at all, you’re going to strangle yourself. Your going to fence yourself around with rules and regulations, and laws, and prescriptions, and policeman, and guards.
And who is going to look after big brothter to make sure he doesn’t do something stupid?
And whos going to guard the guards?
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Oneness and the Attachment of the Illusion of Seperation