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 6 Intuition/ Mind

    Life is a blueprint in perfect design for us all to experience out our infinite potential. We will all go through these series of experiences that lead us to this infinite potential, no matter how much we resist, so it is not a issue of if but of when.

    I know this makes it sound as if the purpose of life is already a set course for everyone, but everyone has choice in the matter. In this post, I would like to take on a new meaning to the Two Worlds and dive into where the next series of events of experiences are taking us.

    The Two Worlds explanations can be in the use of many different words and still have the same outcome. The words I choose to use do not matter as long as meaning through the context is understandable.

    In this framework, I would like to use 'world one' in relation to the mind and 'world two' in relation to intuition. This is not too far out of the background I was using in previous posts of this series. From one perspective, the mind and the ego have the same purpose. They both store ideas about you and your surroundings in relation to other objects outside yourself. In other words, the mind and the ego both make out patterns in objects by seeing differences/similarities by first separating you from everything else and draw ideas about who you are for the reason of making decisions. World two (in this context intuition) has no need to process things the way world one (the mind) does. For intuition, everything is the product of automatically deciding from the State of Being-ness or universal knowledge of everything.

    Now that we have a foundation of how the processes work in both worlds, let us take it deeper. Using this context of explanation, one might easily see that the mind when compared to intuition is useless. When one chooses to be in the place of world two, where intuition lives then the mind has no reason to exist. Do you remember a time when you had an intuition experience? There are different levels of intuition, but I will describe them all as an instant knowing or deciding.

    There was no thinking or guessing what to say or do, you just knew exactly within that moment what the best possible choice was within that given situation or perhaps you instinctively knew who was calling before you answered the phone. Alternatively, you could have made a choice without consciously being aware of why you made that choice. Perhaps you been planning to go to that party all week and all of sudden for no reason known to your consciousness, you decide not to go. Later you find out that the ceiling of the house that the party was at collapsed, injuring or taking the life of nearly everyone there.

    Usually people experience intuition in a time where their life is threatened and they must make a quick choice to do something in order to survive. There are incredible and for most people unbelievable things happening in these key moment times. For example, a popular story is one of a mother who physically lifts a car up off from her baby to save her child’s life.

    Intuition is always there and ready at all times with infinite capabilities. It is very natural to be in a state of full awareness of the intuitive world. The mind like the ego is a tool in order to experience. For many people they mistakenly use intuition as the tool and identify the mind as who they are. Yet we are reaching a stage in our series of events that will eventually be leading everyone individually into a transition where a critical choice of survival hangs in the balance. A choice that is challenging because of the way things have been for so long, but is necessary in order to reach the goal of experiencing infinite potential.

    The mind has served its purpose as a stepping-stone and it was essential in the process through the series of events in order to reach higher steps. The next step is to use intuition more and more often while the mind eases its way into the background, until eventually the mind falls behind and drops completely. I have mentioned in “Two Worlds: Part 3” that it is not required to abandonment the ego (mind). It only requires an awareness of how to apply it, as a tool. After your awareness has applied it as a tool, then it is easy to leave it in the background. It was perfect in the perfection of the process, but now this choice is required through the next series of events if you desire to survive on this planet. Why do I say that?

    I say that because I am aware that the ultimate goal for now is to experience infinite potential of who we are and even if I am wrong about that, I have confidence I can lead us to experience our infinite potential. With infinite potential anything is possible, like flying. Who does not want infinite potential with possibilities of a flying nature? ;) It is all about the collective consciousness of this planet. In our history there was a point where collectively the people of Earth believed that this planet was flat and if you were to travel to the end of the world, you would simply fall off. All it takes is one person to test what the collective consciousness believes then interesting wonders happen. As a collective consciousness, people believe you cannot defy gravity. Yet as time goes on, more and more reports of levitation and all sort of other ‘abilities’ are growing as if we are moving toward something. Even if the reports I have found are inaccurate, I still have my own personal evidence through experience. The human being is capable of accomplishing much more then most would choose to consider. Perhaps the reason is that most people have not had an experience that causes them to question the difference between imagining or visualizing verse what they perceive as reality. I have a challenge for you: click here and do the exercise if you want the potential to have your own personal experience of what most people would consider impossible.

    I have had many experiences of my own infinite potential. Being conscious of this infinite potential goal, one can see quite easily that the mind counter flicks the goal itself, through the limited narrow view the mind has in any given moment. Many people will not accept this because the mind will do everything in its power to convince you that it is useful. Just as the ego will do the same thing. You might be asking a similar question to, "How will I be able to function without my mind?".

    Remember the mind is only the part of you that makes out patterns in objects by spotting differences/similarities through first separating you from everything else and draw ideas about who you are for the reason of making decisions. The mind is not the brain or the part of you that stores information. It is just a slow decision making process, but intuition is a decision making process as well, yet it is not limited like the mind. Consciousness is the infinite potential, but when filtered through the mind then the consciousness becomes limited by the minds limit. The mind only allows minimum processing of information in each moment.

    The Exercise
    Try this exercise; hold a memory in your consciousness. At this time without losing that memory, hold a completely different memory next to it. Now keep holding more and more memories in your consciousness at the same time until you cannot manage to hold anymore-different memories into your focus. For most people even holding two different memories at the same time makes it difficult, let alone continuing the exercise. Intuition on the other hand has access to every memory ever stored simultaneously in every instant. Not only is the process immediate, but also every decision is accurate, precise and exact because of the infinite information available.

    There are many different ways to describe the meanings and locations of things. Yet in this context, intuition is comparable to the subconscious so if it helps to understand intuition in subconscious terms then wonderful, but the accurate source within this framework is that the intuition is in every living cell and DNA strand of the body, while your subconsciousness is part of the brain.

    However when the body expires the intuition is still carried as part of who you really are, so in conclusion the main source of intuition is the pure unchanging State of Being within the universal knowledge. Although the body is not who you are, much of who you really are has been invested within it. Like the root of a flower when you pull the flower out of the ground, the dirt around the roots sticks to the roots as if it were part of the plant. Yet once you shake the plant then the earth/ground/dirt (body) falls away leaving you with just the real source of the plant which are the roots (the invested intuition). You are the seed that grew roots in order to grow more. For the process of using the intuition to see the infinite potential that you are. Most of people’s lives they feel like they are underground, in the cold darkness, all alone, and trying to push their way through a thick solid rough crust (also known as the mind). Using intuition, you can move up the growing stem of who you are and grow into the most magnificence beautiful flower you are and there you can see all kinds of possibilities and wonders that life has to offer.

    In the next Two World series article “Two Worlds: Part 7”, I will be explaining how to leave the mind behind and what happens when one chooses to stay within the world of the limiting mind in these changing times.