A monk asked master, "How can we escape the cold and heat?"
Tozan replied, "Why not go where there is no cold and heat?"
"Is there such a place?" the monk asked.
Tozan replied, "When cold, be thoroughly cold; when hot, be hot through and through."
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 design 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.
- Both opposites are equal
- Learning from nature
- The Power of Vulnerability ~Brene Brown
- Facing difficulties in life
- The Story of the Chinese Farmer
- One universal body of life
- Difference between empathy and sympathy
- From not-knowing present-action arises
- Nonviolent Communication Workshop ~Marshall Rosenb...
- Inner acceptance of whatever you are experiencing
- The place of no pain
- Bring me your mind
- Incredible Display of Humanity
- The Stories of Zen
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