In Zen Buddhist
meditation, people focus on Konas, paradoxical riddles, to move beyond the
analytical and egotistical mind.
Probably the most famous is ‘What is the sound of one hand
These standard Konas
might be fine for the oriental monastic mind who has far less ego, but it falls
flat for the fast-paced Americans who live in a world of 280-character tweets.
Therefore I am
suggesting some American Kona for American Zen meditation:
1. Why does Superman have a cape?
2. Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?
3. Why is a nickel larger than a dime?
4. Why are there no B-cell batteries?
questions while sitting in your five-minute meditation.
You can thank me later