An instrument for transformation. Transformation to someone who we want to be. transformation of the state of being. Transformation of spiritual level. Transform to someone better because the life now, there are many issues and obstacles, and this life doesn't offer happiness.
Meditation, art, friends, drinking alcohol, money, job, marriage, learning something, etc...
All these are the instruments of the transformation in different degrees. Tools to bridge between me now, and me that we want to be.
We hope the instrument can bring us further in life. Hoping that the instrument can show us the answer.
For example, "I don't know where my life is leading to. I am lost. I will go to pilgrimage and hope this will bring me the answer."
In this case, the pilgrimage is the instrument. It maybe bring something, maybe no.
By wearing zentai, or seeing someone wearing zentai, the zentai shuts down the parson from the outside world mainly because it is covering the face and it is challenging to see though from the fabric.
So zentai, in the way bring the parson's focus inwards. The world outside no longer important for the parson. it enhances the internal feeling. The thought seems to be louder, the emotion is projected and the heart beat is loud. Listening to the own breathing, feeling the ambient that surrounds the body, seeing the light and feeling the body.
Not only in the degree of physical and mental,
more over it turns the focus inwards.
As many stories, practices, philosophy or religions say, the ultimate answer is to be found 'here and now'. No one can guide, no place can bring the state but here.
Zentai is a journey inward. The answer is within, what we look for is found within. It opens the eyes of insight. It is no longer possible to escape from who we are because it's all there is right here.
By focusing on the insight of the self, we merge into the world. We project ourself bigger. We are no longer squeezed into this tiny little body.