Enso of Effortlessness
Choice Awareness Training exercises (continued)
Choice Awareness Training is designed to leverage a greater sense of freedom-to-change, to awaken the living zombie, to facilitate change-process (see a more detailed description of Choice Awareness Training in Make a Choice When It Doesn’t Matter and Open Your Hand to Open Your Mind and Circle of Choice).
Exercise: Enso – Choice Awareness Calligraphy
(if new to this post-series, check Circle of Choice first)
Jung wrote: “It is not that something different is seen, but that one sees differently” (1958, p. 546). Enso is “zen” for “moon circle.” The moon circle, in Zen Buddhism, is a symbol of enlightenment and is a frequent subject of calligraphy (Austin, 2001).
“In the hand of the enlightened person, brushwork transforms into brushplay” (p. 577). I invite you to practice choice awareness calligraphy. Try drawing a circle with one “easy sweep.”
Unlike in the circle-drawing exercises, choose not to choose. That too is a choice.
Make one “easy sweep” and accept the outcome of your calligraphy for what it is, regardless of whether your enso is full moon or half-moon.
Choice Awareness Training
Somov, P. (2011). Enso of Effortlessness. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 25, 2017, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindful-living/2010/09/enso-of-effortlessness/