Today is about Zen.
You probably already have an idea what Zen is all about. After all, Googling Zen brings up 260,000,000 potential results. That same search on Pinterest returns many different categories: Zen bathrooms, Zen quotes, Zen garden, Zen Lifestyle, Zentangle, Zen Tattoo, Zen Office…the list goes on and on.
So what is Zen?
To some, Zen is way of decorating the home that is simple and minimal. To others, Zen is one of those “gardens” where monks rake stones in pretty patterns. Zen is as much a state of mind as it is a way of living.
For us, it’s a style of meditation to try. We’ve kind of already done this…remember learning how to breathe on Day 1? True Zen meditation (aka Zazen) is formless, there is nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing you have to do. You don’t even have to watch your breathe, but you do have to pay attention the whole time.
Just how long can you make it without getting lost in thoughts? Has this length improved over the month? Why or why not?
Sit quietly for five minutes, ten minutes. Do nothing, absolutely nothing.
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