A – Z Challenge ~ Z is for Zen

zen bedroom

zen bedroom (Photo credit: evoluc)

Zen is:
1. Chinese, Ch’an. Buddhism . a Mahayana movement, introduced into China in the 6th century a.d. and into Japan in the 12th century, that emphasizes enlightenment for the student by the most direct possible means, accepting formal studies and observances only when they form part of such means. Compare koan, mondo.
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2. the discipline and practice of this sect.
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Zen is also:
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The practice of finding complete peace and tranquility within one’s self.  I have a friend with whom I talk to about peace, zen and tranquility.  We have our own views of zen.  But, that is the beauty of Zen.  It is where ever you find peace.
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Your zen is unique.  Maybe your zen is sitting at a coffee shop surrounded by people, or maybe it is sitting on a giant rock in the middle of nowhere surrounded by trees.
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Whichever your zen, try to find it at least once a week.  Go to your zen spot (if you can do up your bedroom in a zen-like state, even better) and breath in through your nose, exhale through your mouth and let your mind settle.
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This is the last in line for A-Z posts!  I had a lot of fun with this project.  I came upon a lot of cool blogs and had a lot of cool new commenters (and you old heads rock too!).
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My theme for the A-Z Challenge was mostly about SELF. Things that breed happiness, peace and confidence.
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Have a great week everyone!  😀
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Comments

  1. I love the idea of a “zen spot.” Sometimes the abstract place (in my own quiet mind) is hard to achieve. But I can get behind the idea of an actual place. I have a writing corner in my office building I visit once a week for journaling. What a great idea, to pop in for a little zen, too.

  2. I can find Zen through meditation, which I don’t do often enough. Congrats Darlene on completing the A-Z Challenge.

  3. I found that Zen feeling a couple of days ago, when I jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for the first time. Who would have thunk it to be so?

    It has been a pleasure to share the A-Z with you… now I know how to find you!

  4. I’m glad I found your blog. Congratulations on making it to the end of the A-to-Z Challenge!

  5. Congrats on completing your A-Z Challenge!

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