I saw two graphs depicting life on Facebook yesterday.
The caption was "Look what happens when you plan." On the left a single arrow showing upward sloping progress indicating compounding results to top of the page, while on the right there was a swirl of lines, twists and turns.
We wish for the line and are rocked by the swirl. Zen is about life=living not life=deludding.
In the practice of Chan in China after Huening, one who is living the moment in vow, is awakening each
moment, and is called a Bodhisattva when she/he is sharing this with others. One could say this is "Bodhisattva-ism," the vowing=the living. That has become a tenant of Western Zen.<