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.

  • The Highest Purpose and Calling of Every Human Being

    It's so nice to meet you!  I really like your vibe! 

    Thank you Anon, that really means a lot to me. I appreciate you taking the time to message me and letting me know how you feel.

    Although, I cannot take credit for it, in fact, I like it too, since it's the beingness you are feeling. I learn much from it and I totally dig its vibe too, for sure!  It's very profound, wise, and pure in heart. Its awesomeness is magnificent. Its embrace and love is so vastly deep that it's unfathomable. Its unshakable happiness permeates all of creation. I wish for all beings to realize this within their own selves. There really is nothing else worth seeking.

    Do you think everything can be described in terms of energy and vibrations?

    If it's helpful. If it serves. It serves, if and when, the information leads a person to see their conditioning that is not serving. If seeing things in terms of energy and vibrations is what someone needs to hear, in order to drop a conditioning which doesn't serve, then it's beneficial. It's beneficial not only for the person but for the whole because their actions are more aligned with a naturalness (which has a ripple effect), instead of the idea that life is all about the physical materials in which you can see with your naked-eye. A universe in which is vastly more than what can be seen.

    The truth doesn't really care how things are described or what terms are used, the only importance is the information and what it does.

    It's much like the body doesn't care what the cells hear in order to take care of the body. What words are used to instruct each cell, matter not. What matters is that the cells work together for the whole of the body. The body's health is the main concern. Each cell may need to hear something different depending on it's programing and conditioning. But it's not in the words or the terms, it's in the understanding of what is behind the words and using that understanding for the benefit of the body's health, sustainability, and survival of the human species.

    Not too long ago the term to use was "God", now that terms has too much conditioning attached to it. It's tainted with so many concepts and ideas about what that word is, that it's not as beneficial as it used to be. Then a new phrase began to surface, people saying "I am spiritual but I am not religious." This was very beneficial because it invited something new, which could be heard in a different way. And there began a way to talk about spirituality without using the same "God" term that was attached to religion and all the tainted ideas that came with it.

    When you use a new word or phrase, people are open to it, because they want to know what it means. It's powerful when people are open, they hear things differently and begin to learn and grow. But if you use a word, term, or phrase which has lots of attachment to it or the mind is used to it, then it becomes a concept, the thought of knowledge through the concept begins to overlay reality.

    Most people are not present to their own body because of this exact reason. When you eat a piece of chocolate, it's no longer that extreme passionate flavor full of soothing goodness melting in your mouth. It's known. "I am just eating a piece of chocolate" the mind says, but the same exact experience that you had when you had your first taste of chocolate, is still present (to the body). It's just not noticed because the idea about what is known. The words, the concept, the term, the thought about what you are experiencing... it turns into an overlay of reality and reality is not seen as it is.

    Hence, life has a way of coming out with fresh terms and words which the mind has not yet diluted. We separate these terms into categories, like "science" and "spirituality", but that's just more of the same dilution. However, if it's beneficial to think of it as separate categories, if it helps, if it serves, then I am for it.  At the end of the day, that's the only thing that matters.

    So to help, to serve, to heal, is the most vital and highest purpose, would you say?

    Perhaps, as far as words go, a more accurate word or term, for the highest purpose is "naturalness".

    All things in the universe and life itself are natural unto itself. It is only the human condition which doesn't understand its own naturalness.

    A child, untouched by enculturation, has no problem being natural, they are born into this naturalness, it just comes natural to them. Then they are conditioned by the people in their environment to become unnatural.

    Hence, the highest calling for a human being is to unlearn that which is not natural. To be aware of the conditions within which are unnatural to who and what you really are.

    Once you have undone enough unnatural conditionings, which is a process that is ever-unfolding, then helping and serving becomes natural. In this way, to heal one's self is to heal humanity.