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.

  • Seeing what is

    A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
    ~ Dogen

    Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.
    ~ Alan Watts

    If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
    ~ Zen Saying

    If you want to know something, go elsewhere. If you want to un-know everything, then sit and listen.
    The silence inside of you is the sound of your knowledge collapsing. Remember, it is you who said, "I want to be free."
    ~ Adyashanti

    Life is thus
    Death is thus
    Verse or no verse
    What's the fuss?
    ~ Dahui Zonggao

    It's logical; if you're not going anywhere any road is the right one.
    ~ Ikkyu

    I never get lost, because I don't know where I am going (c'est vrai lol!).
    ~ Ikkyu

    If one is not
    Trying to get to some place,
    One cannot become lost.
    ~Wu Hsin

    " Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."
    ~ Bashô

    I confess that there is nothing to teach: no religion, no science, no body of information which will lead your mind back to the Tao. Today I speak in this fashion, tomorrow in another, but always the Integral Way is beyond words and beyond mind. Simply be aware of the oneness of things.
    ~ Hua Hu Ching

    The whole point of Zen is to suspend the rules we have superimposed on things and to see the world as it is.
    ~ Alan Watts