I think this is a good way to live – find the gratitude and perhaps at the heart of Do-o Raku it is inviting us to find enjoyment in the moment despite what that moment might look life because life is always changing anyway.
George Ohasawa, author of Macrobiotics: An invitation to Health and Happiness invites the aforementioned thought with the concept of Do-o Raku as a “hobby” where life is a game - something to be enjoyed. It is not about winning or losing but about how well you play.
So if life becomes a game where you play with gratitude and enjoyment perhaps balance can be attained in mind-body and spirit without the ‘work’. This I will ponder more but I am truly leaning into this concept already.