If you're interested in conscious living, then likely you're just as equally interested in Zen but simply not knowingly interested.

Usually Zen is associated with Japanese culture and religious or Buddhism practice, but true Zen (or at least the way this site uses the term) is emphasizing the value of conscious living.

Zen and conscious living come together and go hand-in-hand. Hence, conscious living without Zen is a huge oversight and vice-versa because these are not two.

"Conscious Flex: Zen & Conscious Living" is designed to offer a partnership of how these seemingly two are actually one movement.

Zen is the foundational spaciousness or presence from which conscious living derives. In the same manner that an artist, inventor or intuitive actions come from the stillness in the silence of non-movement.

In other words, Zen is a resting in the powerful space of not thinking about thought, not doing anything about doing, not trying to be the solver or understander, the knower collector but simply allowing the intelligence of life to flow through you and as you.

What is described can be thought of as meditation or accessing our intuition, but it's actually just natural living.

Often you will see kids in a natural resting space or presence and we tell them "snap out of it" because we think they are in "lala land" or "fantasy land" and not paying attention but actually they are simply being completely present with what is. It's natural to just rest and be, that's the flow from which insight and wisdom arises from.

Hence, conscious living is also the natural flow of how life organically expands upon itself. Consequently, conscious living is Zen living, when it's pure and without conceptual overlays.

  • The State of Being & Who We Really Are

    More and more in my experience, I am discovering that love seems to not be an emotion at all. It is more like a State of Being. I am seeing it in myself, which is perhaps why I am seeing it in everyone else as well. It seems to be a natural State of Being of who everyone really is and the vibration in which everyone deep down desires to be.

    I truly believe that everyone seeks to remember this natural State of Being Love. Everyone seeks to accomplish this in many different ways. For most it is in subconscious ways. I observe that sometimes people will seek to know themselves as love by being un-loving. Be being un-loving they project and create what they do not desire in their lives, in order to know what they do desire. Alternatively some people will banish love, destroy love, and reject love because they do not feel they deserve to be loved. They feel worthless and choose to hurt themselves because in this manner they are asking for love. Every attack is a cry for love.

    Yet, since everyone is naturally love and deep within the structure of our being is the true vibration of what love is then as long as one seeks to find love outside themselves, they will not ever find the love they seek. All love is within. Once you can learn to love self then you will find the love you seek. This is done by beginning within and starting from the point within. We are all beings with a natural State of Being Love.

    It Goes Infinitely Deeper Than Love!
    You may question this, in fact I encourage you to question it. If love is a State of Being, then does love exist outside being? What is the state of being?

    Perhaps the state of being is all there is. Furthermore, maybe Being has nothing to do with anything outside us, no objects. Also internally, maybe nothing effects Being either because our thoughts, feelings, and even our bodies are objects. Anybody who is observant enough realizes that all objects are constantly changing. If that is the case then being-ness always remains the same, in the moment, never changing. I have memories from my childhood and when I think about how I felt then, I notice I still feel the same except everything around me changed. Even my thoughts change, feelings change. All objects will change in time. I realize that being-ness does not know time, space, or objects. Just like your memories perceive no time, space or objects around them. If the understanding that being-ness never dies or changes form, what is time compared to being and how we perceive time? When I imagine ‘no time’ then what comes to mind is forever-ness. Yet what is forever-ness compared to time? In time, forever-ness does not exist. Therefore, being-ness as compared to forever-ness cannot travel within the realm of time. Being-ness does not exist on a continuous line of time. Being-ness is forever always there. Being-ness is all there is, all there ever was, and all there will ever be. Conceivably if being-ness is all there ever was then it was before anything at all, even before the universe of all creation. Yet, what were you being before creation? Just Being, to say you were being ‘something’ is to merge with an object and you are not an object.

    Being-ness is the only thing that exists and ever will exist. Everything else is identifying with an object. Fear, pain, and suffering are the misidentification of being-ness to an object outside of pure being-ness. You identify these objects with who you think you are in the ego of will to receive through self-interest, the body, everything in which effects you. Objects (ranging from thoughts, feelings, body, and anything else you can perceive) flow into our lives, show us things about ourselves, and then leave. Being-ness is on going, unchanging or effected, always present in every moment.

    Many Words to Explain Beingness
    Conclusion is that love is a State of Being and Being-ness is all there is. There are many words and understandings to explain this. You could easily use the word: Consciousness or I AM-NESS in the place of Being-ness and get the same result. Hence, what one is meant by: I AM THAT I AM. To say I am love or I am being love is to misunderstand ones true self which is relate-able to no object of emotion or feeling. Therefore, love is a State of Being and is the natural State of Being of everyone in this reality. Deep down that is who all of us really are as human beings.