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.

  • Growth through Practicing Unconditional Love: Consciousness

    Unconditional love is our natural State of Being and who we all really are, rather we accept ourselves as that or not. Yet, the more conscious aware we are, the more this natural State of Being can act as first nature and the easier it is to accept. Consequently, if your goal is to be aligned with who you really are as unconditional love then it is a matter of being more consciously aware.

    Through my experience with polyphasic sleep I discovered that consciousness is the window that allows for the whole of existence to be experienced.

    Once the mind falls asleep it rids of mental chatter. You begin at once to notice the present moment and allow life to move through you rather then trying to forcefully manipulate life to the desire that the limited mind perceives (I wrote more about this here if you're interested). Your mind gets very clear and focused in the present moment and you can perceive something that is infinitely vast and holds a magnificent infinite potential. You realize this perception is you and everything in your perception is part of that. Please refer to the article called "Introduction to Infinite Potential Consciousness" (the rest of this article will not make much since without reading the article referred above).

    To practice unconditional love, begin to resolve conflicts in every relationship you have. Through the understanding of Infinite Potential Consciousness you can forgive 'others' because your really only forgiving yourself. By forgiving, you are resolving the conflict from one part of your consciousness to another part and allowing unconditional love to naturally flow through your 'personal' relationships, the relationships you perceive from one to another and the experience of unconditional love for self. Being unconditional loving to 'another' is really the act of being unconditional loving to self and that is the highest and most magnificence act of loving self that there is in the whole cosmic universe.

    Consciousness always loops back onto itself in a never-ending circle of what is being perceived. You keep perceiving what you are getting but you only get what you consciousness perceive. Therefore the only way to perceive something else is to give what you wish to perceive, since what you give is what you will receive and what you receive is what your consciousness will perceive. In other words, give unconditional love and your consciousness will perceive that there is unconditional love to give and in that act the consciousness will perceive that it received unconditional love. Once this happens then your consciousness can loop back onto itself unconditional love in all that it perceives.

    For example, let us say you buy a car that you consider unique; you get your license plates and memorize the numbers and/or letters. All of sudden you are made aware that the car you bought is everywhere and you start to notice that the license plate numbers and/or letters are everywhere as well. Through this example it is easy to perceive that you are only made aware of what you feed your consciousness and what you feed your consciousness is what you will receive. Your consciousness is infinite vast and it is receiving infinite vastness but the only way to be made aware and perceive what you are receiving in your experience is to consciously give your consciousness that which you wish to receive.

    In conclusion, your consciousness and all your consciousness parts are a collective of what unconditional love is, yet each part contains the whole and consciousness is the State of Being that resides in unconditional love even if your pin-point consciousness or your conscious parts are not made aware of it. As a result, every attack on you or your conscious parts is a cry for unconditional love. When you are being attacked, that is a part of your consciousness not being consciously aware of what consciousness really is as unconditional love and since an attack is a cry from 'someone' who needs help feeling loved, it makes perfect sense to respond to that 'person' be giving them unconditional love.

    The Purpose of Human Relationships
    How to Dissolve Problems in Human Relationships
    Mastering Unconditional Love in Relationships
    Growth through Practicing Unconditional Love: Parenting

    Relationship between Consciousness & Reality