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Not Blocking
by Alan Watts in "Sitting Quietly, Doing Nothing"
The Way of Zen, pp. 150-151

The simplest cure is to feel free to block [i.e., react],
so that one does not block at blocking.  When one feels
free to block, the blocking automatically eliminates
itself [and then action -- or nonaction -- arises
spontaneously]....The principle here is, of course, the
same as getting out of the contradiction of 'trying to
be spontaneous' through accepting the 'trying' as
'spontaneous' [in and of itself]...."



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