‘Ine­muri’ is the path to en­light­en­ment, Ea­mon

Irish Independent - - Comment -

IN JA­PANESE cor­po­rate cul­ture, there’s a con­cept called ‘ine­muri’, or “sleep­ing while present”. You can doze off in a meet­ing, at a park or at a restau­rant, and it is so­cially ac­cept­able to nap while at work!

Its value is seen in en­er­gis­ing the brain and help­ing the in­di­vid­ual be­come more re­laxed and com­posed, thereby en­abling him or her to con­trib­ute in a more mean­ing­ful and in­sight­ful way.

Ea­mon Ryan should con­sider the sig­nif­i­cant mer­its of em­brac­ing ine­muri and ‘wabi sabi’

– a world­view cen­tred on the ac­cep­tance of tran­sience and im­per­fec­tion – and not be apolo­getic in the slight­est.

We await pro­found in­sights of wis­dom and en­light­en­ment and wish him and his col­leagues well on their trip into the un­known! Peadar O’Murchu

Killester, Dublin 5

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