Try to imagine this Sunday morning I’m having while typing this article.
[ I woke up early this morning and felt the early autumn temperature; did 15 minutes morning meditation before getting out of bed and felt the peace; turned on my laptop, then the music was on and I felt the rhythm; brushed my teeth, looked at the mirror and felt the face in the mirror is prettier than the one from yesterday; I then drank a big glass of lemon honey water and felt the sour and sweet in my mouth, stomach, and then the whole body; made myself a cup of Earl Grey tea and smelled the scent; started this blog post about Zen, and I’m feeling the words flowing in my brain, the keyboard’s texture and the sound while typing.] Do you feel the peace and joy while doing these simple daily things? If you do then you got Zen. Zen is about living in the present, feeling your surroundings and the vibes interacting with your body and soul.
This is Zen.
“Zazen is an attitude of spiritual awakening, which when practiced, can become the source from which all the actions of daily life flow – eating, sleeping, breathing, walking, working, talking, thinking, and so on.
Zen Buddhism is not interested in metaphysical theories and rituals and focuses entirely on the mindful practice of Zazen. Zen is very simple. It is so simple, in fact, that it’s very difficult to grasp.
In the silence of the dojo or temple, quietly sit down, stop moving, and let go your thoughts. Focus just on your Zazen posture and your breathing. Keep your back straight. Let your ego and your unconscious mind melt away, merge with the universe.
This is Zen.”
Source: Zen Buddhism
“Learning Zen (the self) – Forgetting Zen (the self) – Being Zen (the self) – Reply. This is Zen.” – Cynthia L.
Photoshoot Assistant: Amy Choy / Shot at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa Cebu
I’m wearing – Sunglasses: Rayban / Bikini: ASOS / Beach towel: The Beach People