Zen – The Void – Creativity



The 5th element in the Godai system is the Void.

Void is nothingness – the space that must exist for the other elements to manifest in.

It is the space between the stars, the space between the atoms.

In the body, it is thought, the creativity that is the manifestation of all action.

If the other 4 elements are the gears of the car, Void is the neutral position, the space you shift through that makes gear changes possible.

In STMA, the Void state is when you are no longer manifesting one art, and are liberated from all structure, moving freely. It is what Bruce Lee called “Jeet Kune Do”. The state of Mushin or Wu Wei. The place we all want to be.