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The book’s primary question is: What is the power that is inside your decisions? That power comes from choosing to be zanshin.
If you experience the pain of indecision you are being caught between the need for an outcome rather than a relation. Outcomes force our hand by making us believe that we cannot decide for ourselves. They take away our power. If we step away from the need to focus on specific outcomes, then we can more fully appreciate the relation we are having and can give ourselves more fully to that.
The word zanshin refers to a Japanese martial arts term regarding the mindfulness that martial artists use, being open to all potential opportunities while sparring with an opponent. By moving the zanshin idea into the decision making arena, we realize tremendous benefits of an open-ended and mindful approach to how we make decisions. The more mindful we are, the more effective those decisions will be because we can access a greater range of opportunity.
The zanshin approach to decision making is enlightening because it builds on the wisdom of Eastern and Western philosophy. To “make more” by “doing better” with what we have requires us to look past our default motivations. When we open our hearts and minds to the zanshin approach, we are able to do just that.
I have included a central image and text to be used in the cover. The font selection and the lay out design are the elements that I want you to work with. The ICBN number will come shortly. I have an author photograph that should be placed on the back along with the text. The cut size is 6 by 9. This will be a soft cover paperback. The publisher is Leap Portfolio Print. I have included a logo design.