Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Zen and the Art of Being Over Whelmed

Zen and the Art of Being Over Whelmed
·      There are times when our life’s circumstances do not offer us the opportunity of sustained concentration or focus.
·      That is, life is so full of happenings that it distracts us from the problems we think we are facing with more and more problematic situations that need our attention...
·      I mean Life just does not suspend itself for a moment, so we can catch up and enjoy the day or appreciate the landscape of our existence... Ever Notice This One?
·      It is the mind and the belief structure it contains, that drives us from situation to situation ... from experience to experience ... doing the doing and being bothered by the situations we seem stuck in ...
·      Stuck in and sometimes, if not most often, stuck in places we never wanted to be in and in situations that we never would have considered as possible for us to be stuck in, in the first place ...
·      In places that require us to make journeys we would never have dreamt of ... under conditions that we may find as not pleasant at all ...
·      But there it is What It Is That Needs To Be Done Next... If we are paying attention!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Zen and the Art of Knowing This

Know This

You came to this world singularly and unclothed. That is your path. The others that you encounter are here on the path with you and are on the same journey but they can only serve as guideposts for you, and they can only provide you the opportunity to find your own blind spots, that's all. 
There is a vast world of difference between solitude and loneliness and that is your discovery to make.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Zen and The Most Important

The Most Important Thing(s)
I Have Learned So Far
The most important thing I have learned in doing my life and paying attention as I did it is:
When I come to the edge of my known universe, when I come to the end of where the light shines for me. It is from this point on that I have to be a risk taker. It’s when I have to go blindly off into something or someplace I have never seen or been before. Of course the alternative is possible. I can shrink away from moving forward—I can shrink away from exploring God’s Gift.

What I have discovered is: when I step off into my darkness and it is the darkness of my unknown, it is then that I grow. It is then that I come to know. It is then that I notice the light.