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.

  • Reflection of Dreams to the Dreamer of Lucid Dreaming

    Our dreams and lucid dreams are a reflection of how we view reality and visa versa, our reality is a reflection of our dreams because what you believe is what you will see. The limited beliefs you have and how strong they are depends on how you will notice the ability to control your dreams. It is how you view life that dreams are controlled.

    You should be able to do anything in dreams while lucid dreaming. I mean this is your imagination! How can your imagination be limited? The imagination has Infinite Potential and if you truly wanted your imagination to take you to your desire of flying then it will. Do you want to fly in your imagination? Then just start flying, there is no limit to your imagination. Your dreams are your imagination! Is there anything solid in your dreams? Think on this deeply and you will understand a dream is nothing more than the imagination. All subjectively form by your consciousness.

    The Reality of Feeling
    If you understand this completely then it is easy to see that just by knowing this, your lucid dreaming experiences will truly express your hearts desire to fly. Once that happens for a while, eventually you will also see this desire reflected into your reality. Through a series of events and experiences of lucid dreaming you will find that your lucid dream world will reflect onto your reality (unless you have a limited belief that stops it from happening) because what you put out is reflected back to you. Your desire will move to the next level. You will soon adopt the belief that reality is merely a dream that feels real. Unless you have a limited belief about reality then you will start to question reality's form.

    Must people think they know the difference from dream to reality? Perhaps reality seems more solid than dreams? So when they are awake then they can compare the two and feel the difference, yet I know that reality only seems solid compared to your dreams when your awake because you expect and belief reality to be solid. For most people this is safe to them, but I feel it is a limited belief.

    How do you know your dreaming? The only way you ever know, is when you wake up. How do you know you're not dreaming? Perhaps you have not waked up yet... What causes a person to wake up from a dream? Usually something happens in the dream to causes an intense feeling of danger, like a nightmare or sometimes things feel too good to be true and you wake yourself up because you question it. Either way it is always an intense situation in the dream to where you feel you cannot take it anymore and must wake up. I am only referring to the dreams that feel real while having them. The dreams I speak of are the dreams you vividly remember. You know the dreams I mean, they are dreams that you do not question the reality nature of them until something wakes you up. The dreams that are your reality until you wake up. These dreams are reality until you do wake-up.

    Question Your Reality and Yourself
    Perhaps something in what you call reality will happen to cause you to wake-up right now. Do you sometimes question your reality? Does it sometimes not feel so solid or real, like a surreal situation? Did something happen that made you look away or hide within yourself because you feared what it might be? Do you fear the unknown of that feeling? How do you feel when you stay up for more then 24 hours? What does it mean to be sleep deprived? Could it be you waking yourself up to such a point that you fear it so you must sleep in order to dream and confirm your reality? What is sleep? How do you know your sleeping without dreaming? How do you know your dreaming without waking? How do you know you are awake? If a dream can feel so real then what is reality? Can you wake up in your dream if you believe it to be a dream? Can you fall asleep in a dream if you believe the dream to be real? Can you wake-up from reality if you belief it to be a dream?

    If you see life as a dream then dream-like experiences will be reflect onto your reality. When you feel it is a dream because you feel that and you can fly in your dreams, then it must reflect that reality to you, rather that reality is a dream or not.

    I hope my perspective inspires you to see things in a new light and ask more questions within because it is truly within that the answers to any question waits to reveal themselves to you and shared. The beauty of this wonder is that every answer from within is differently individually unique and yet the complexity of it is individually the same in unity, like each of us has a piece of the puzzle and together we make and see a bigger picture! Be who you are and have inner sight to see within yourself the insight that is full of infinite potential and unlimited possibilities!