This post contains three pages from the book “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki. There is a lot said in this short chapter from Shunryu’s classic on zen that for me is directly relevant to living the new paradigm. As you can see, this new paradigm is not really so new to humanity as a whole and many sages throughout the ages have lived as the New Human. This time we live in is the Shift of the Ages because so many of us now understand the need to live this new way and have acquired the skills to do so. I read Shunryu’s instructions substituting the words “the new paradigm” where he says “zazen” or “Zen practice” etc. Reading it this way frees this understanding from a label like ‘Zen”, since it is actually universal in my understanding.