“Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” – Zen Saying


A Zen Saying
Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.

What is this saying telling us? It is simply pointing out to us the futility of fretting, worrying and agonising over something which we have no control over or in which we can do nothing to change its outcome. We humans are very good at bringing sufferings upon ourselves.  We are master in turning problems into worries and anxieties and allowing them to fester inside us. We are amateurs, poor amateurs, at that, in letting go of things.

What does this attitude  of clinging to these anxious and worrisome things do to us?  It brings on stress which in turn affects our health. Then we have to battle the pains, the illnesses, the sufferings and the unhappiness, which may eventually cause us ealry deaths.

So, does this Zen saying contain wisdom which can give us some guidance in how to avoid the sufferings and the unhappiness? It certainly does have its gems! Give it some thought, it may give you some extra years.

I thank you for having read this. Do not take too long to visit again.

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3 thoughts on ““Sit quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” – Zen Saying

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  2. daniel says:

    please help my friend bill discover the wisdom in these words

    • serendipity hopeful says:

      Daniel, your friend Bill has to share the same feeling that our stress, worries and pain are mostly brought by ourseleves upon porselves. He must sare the belief that we are our masters of our own fate.

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