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.

  • Two Worlds: Part 1: Balance

    Life (to me) is a dream. A very realistic dream that only has convincing evidence and proof of being real base on what you believe you are experiencing. The power of belief is what makes what real means to each individual.

    In this dream, every conscious aware individual struggles between the balances of two worlds. You reach a level where you become so aware of the problems in the world that you seek out other aware individuals to form a group to help. Why is it some individuals who you know are consciously aware do not have the passion to help? Let us explore this in depth.

    World One: You are full of compassion and eager to help as many people as you can around the world. You have a profound sense of connection and literally care for all human beings very genuinely. You see people in poverty, the destruction of the environment, abused animals, missing people and war all over the world. Your passion is to fix these problems at once and you are willing to do whatever it takes!

    World Two: You are at complete happiness, peace, paradise, and ecstasy to yourself and everything else around you. You see excellence and perfection in all things because you are copacetic. You have found bliss within and nothing can take it away. You are living life through the absolute, where everything is perfect and nothing bothers you. (If you are unacquainted of this state of awareness, please read this article for a sense of what this world feels like).

    In this dream we call life, once you see a problem there is one of two ways to solve it, with in this framework. World one: You can attempt to put an end to all the suffering within your dream or world two: you can wake and completely stop the dream from causing pain.

    No matter which route you choose to take in solving the problems in this life dream, both of them will have the same effect.

    Let us say you choose world one to solve the problems. If you stay with this choice you will get stuck in the dream and start believing it to be more real then it is, the barmecide will not hold it’s form. You will lose your sense of perfection and perhaps get angry with people for doing these horrible things. You may lose your faith in life, people, and the future. At this point, you possibly will give up.

    Let us now take the avenue of world two in order to fix life’s problems. If you continue to attach yourself to this absolute perfection, you will stay off the wheel of suffering and pain. You will be at harmony with the whole thing and nothing will trouble you. You might lose your will to take action in view of the fact that you sense perfection in all things. You may well stop doing what needs done in order to function in life. At this point, nothing matters and the result is the same as world one.

    Juggle both of them equally to get the balance and the perfection of both worlds. Always switch from one to the other and you will always find your constant even flow of your brightest light.