ZEN MEDITATION : EVERY MOMENT IS A MEDITATION
The art of Zen meditation is a simple one. You don't need any prior experience. The meditation is the experience.
You don't need to have read any books about it.
The wisdom you receive from a Zen practice is original. It comes from the
quiet space in your soul.
You don't even need to know what Zen means. It's not mystical or rare or even necessarily spiritual. It's the
simplest and most natural thing in the world.
Zen meditation is not a religious thing. Athiests practice and benefit from it in the same way
Christians, Buddhists, and Muslims do.
Zen meditation has nothing to do with where you live or where you're from. You can be anywhere in the world
and benefit from it. Peace of mind is not geographically specific.
I believe even animals practice Zen. I have seen cats, monkeys, lizards, dogs, and many other
animals behaving as though they were meditating. Not just staring intently at food bowls, but genuinely
looking like they were actively seeking the quiet spaces within themselves.
I encourage you to give it a try. Sit comfortably in a chair. Gently close your eyes. Bring your
attention to the breath moving effortlessly in and out of your body. Feel how it ebbs and flows, like water
lapping at the shore of the ocean.
If other thoughts come into your mind, simply acknowledge them and bring your attention back to your breath
and how your body feels. Pain, pleasure, comfort, discomfort; just feel them. Experience these sensations
without judgement about whether the sensations are good or bad.
allows you to be aware of how your actions affect the world around you. This allows you to
be more productive. A cluttered mind is like a cluttered desk. Makes it hard to be fully productive. Meditation
clears clutter from your mind. It stops that endless wheel of worrisome thoughts and allows you instead to
focus on how to move forward from where you are.
After practicing Zen and mindfulness meditation for over 20 years, I can honestly say I have benefited more from meditation than
from any other single thing I have ever done. Seriously.
Give zen meditation a try. The worst thing that can happen is you feel like you wasted a few minutes of
otherwise productive time. The best thing that can happen is that you'll find a simple, free, and effortless
way to make your entire life better.
May peace and harmony bless you this day and always.
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