You don’t have to spend decades in a Buddhist monastery staring at a wall to get enlightenment.
Become a Policy Officer in a Local Authority!
Here are 3 Eastern concepts I have become fully conversant with due to following the austere calling of the Policy Officer , and you can too! No need for walls!
” “the pathos of things,” or “an empathy toward things,” or “a sensitivity to ephemera,” is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and a gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing.”
” the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all.”