What is the one true person of no rank?
The true person of no rank is your true self. The person who you really are when your are not trying to project a version of yourself to the world.
It is not you, the CEO. It is not you, the Sensei, or the grand master poobah. It is just you.
This person of no rank, that’s always coming out and going in, is because no matter what you do, you can’t hide who you really are. Your true self is manifested in your daily, mundane activities. The way you walk, the way you interact with a stranger, the way you address a waiter at a restaurant, the way you answer the phone. It’s all a manifestation of your true self.
This true self is naked. Doesn’t have a title, a rank, or a status.
Every time you pick up a brush and draw characters on a pice of paper, you are letting your true self be seen. You can’t hide it. You can’t control or fake it. The brushstroke is real. It was made by you and you only. And it came from that person of no rank who is always coming in and going out through the gates of your face.
We can give ourselves titles, and ranks all we want. But there is always that one true person that have no rank, that have no title, that from nothingness was born and to nothingness shall return.
Find that person of no rank within yourself. Let the person of no rank control the brush and your work will truly be original and authentic.