Chapter

All's Well that Ends Well

Steven Heine

in White Collar Zen

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780195160031
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850273 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160031.003.0008
All's Well that Ends Well

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This chapter discusses the four steps that build a successful Encounter. The steps are a template for spontaneous yet deliberate behavior that integrates and coordinates inner reality, or the levels of consciousness, by using words and silence effectively to refashion intractable institutional structure. Step 1 involves feeling—reckoning with a crisis in structure; Step 2 involves speaking—using words creatively within structure; Step 3 involves thinking—silence as a tool for strategic planning. The fourth step is addressed in the next chapter.

Keywords: Zen; Buddhism; Encounter; inner reality; consciousness; feeling; speaking; thinking

Chapter.  7881 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Buddhism

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