Zen Brush is a form of Shodo - the Way of the brush. Moving with the breath cultivates mindful energy. One’s spirit leaves its trace as the ink dances across the paper as a brush stroke. Brush work, because of this nature, slows a person down; helping us to relax no matter what.
It is not easy to control the soft hairs of a brush with the loading and unloading of ink to produce something clean and bright. A Zen Brush piece may be finished with one stroke done in one breath. To practice in this way is to cultivate one’s clarity and brightness by connecting one’s entire being with the energy of nature. This is the Way of Zen Brush.