Zen with an explanation mark…such an oxymoron but oh so funny.

So my friend was telling us how a coworker of hers told her, “DON’T LOSE YOUR ZEN!” She told her this because she had a slew of new assignments to take on from her job.

How can we obtain zen and still be able to take on all of the responsibilities of the day?

She and I began to list all of the methods in which we used to create and maintain our zen:

Lavender oil







Prayer Beads


Everything a girl needs to try to center themselves live in their zen. lol

What is zen anyways?

  • Zen is more of an attitude than a belief.
  • Zen is the peace that comes from being one with an entity other than yourself.
  • Zen means being aware of your oneness with the world and everything in it.
  • Zen means living in the present and experiencing reality fully.
  • Zen means being free of the distractions and illusory conflicts of the material world.
  • Zen means being in the flow of the universe.
  • Zen means experiencing fully the present, and delighting in the basic miracle of life itself.

(Derek Lin)

This simple list focuses on the idea of meditation and intuition.  Even as I look at this list I wonder..What is my attitude today?  What is my relationship with God today? Tomorrow? This week? This month? Am I aware of how I feel? Am I aware of those around me? The world around me? Do I experience the world around me to the fullest? Do I stay in the present? Is my mind free of anxiety, worry and distractions? Can I let go and let God? Can I allow God to take on my problems? Can I flow with the daily day to day? Do I always have to be in control? Am I grateful for what I have been blessed with? Am I grateful with the beautiful world around me?

So many questions to consider.  Yet I use these ideas, these sentences as an anchor for my intuition and meditation daily.  Each day is different. Each day has its own challenges and problems. How do I handle it? I challenge myself with this each day but I acknowledge my feelings and shortcomings.  This only makes me stronger in my self…my zen.