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 power of clarity

    Until we know that death is equal to
    life, we live in fear.

    When I am perfectly clear, what is
    is what I want.

    Arguing with reality is like trying
    to teach a cat to bark-hopeless.

    How do I know that I don’t need what
    I want? I don’t have it.

    We fear only what we haven’t understood.

    There are no physical problems-only
    mental ones.

    We never make a decision. When the
    time is right, the decision makes itself.

    The miracle of love comes to us in
    the presence of the uninterpreted moment.

    The last story: God is everything,
    God is good.

    No one can hurt me-that’s my job.

    When they attack you and you notice
    that you love them with all your heart,
    your Work is done.

    Forgiveness is realizing that what
    you thought happened, didn’t.

    Seeking love keeps you from the
    awareness that you already have it-that
    you are it.

    Have you asked you?

    Everything happens for me, not to me.

    We say to others only what we need
    to hear.

    I don’t let go of concepts-I
    question them. Then they let go of me.

    Nothing you believe is true. To know
    this is freedom.

    If you want to see the love of your
    life, look in the mirror.

    Reality is always the story of a
    past, and what I love about the past is-
    it’s over.

    We suffer only until we realize that
    we can’t know anything.

    You can only see what you believe-
    nothing else is possible.

    I could find only three kinds of
    business in the world-mine, yours, and
    God’s. Whose business are you in?

    No one has ever been angry at
    another human being-we’re only angry at
    our story of them.

    Gratitude is what we are without a story.

    (Quotes by Byron Katie)