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 Control

    Having a fearless attitude you begin to realise that you can accept whatever happens. You can let go of life, you can follow it because you are not expecting anything out of it and you're not trying to control it. You have the wisdom, the mindfulness, the ability to roll with the flow rather than to be drowned by the tidal waves of life.
    ~ Kuan Yin

    What if you let go of every bit of control and every urge that you have, right down to the deepest urge to control anything that may be happening with you at this moment? If you were able to give up control absolutely, totally, and completely, then you would be a spiritually free being.
    ~ Adyashanti

    Our entire life seems to be nothing but a wasted effort to control our natural responses and reactions to events and change them to suit what we think are our preferred requirements. Yet, the controller himself is nothing more than a concept created by thought, by memory, by the past.
    ~ Ramesh Balsekar

    If you want real control, drop the illusion of control. Let life live you. It does anyway.
    ~ Byron Katie