I have been looking into ways to make my life a bit calmer. I tend to be a bit, oh what do they say, moody. So I thought I would look into this whole zen thing. I have also know that zen is calming and can bring peace and serenity into your life. What exactly is zen then? Well Zen is about more that just words, it has a great way of life.Zen

History

The word Zen is Japanese and is known as a part of Buddhism.  Many find this funny since they believe that Buddhism came from an India culture.  Buddhism is a religion that is based on the teachings of the Buddha and those that lived around 500 years before Christ was known. In order to live in a way of Zen many of the Buddhists would emphasize the value of meditation and would mean deep meditation.  This is something that many people would believe in to make them stronger and have a better way of living.  It is a way of self-development for many people because Zen is so important to them.Zen has become very important to the life of Japan.   Sometimes it is so well known that many people in the West will think that it is something that came from Japanese ideas.  They have taken the word from the Chinese who have borrowed it from the Indian language.  It is now called Zen and it is an English word that many people use all the time.

Now that I get the history of zen whats next? There is just so many ways that you can use Zen. Many people are using it to calm their lives and to feel good about what they do.  Zen is taking control of so many people today and giving them the feeling of health and tradition. They are going to be better able to be safe and secure in their life and they will want to learn as much about this new form of meditation as possible. It is a great way to find out more about who you are and what life is going to have in store for you as well. 

First you need to give yourself just five or ten minutes in a quite space. Ha good luck with that. Bbody position is very important. You will want to make sure you are comfy so it doesn’t distract your concentration. You do not need to keep your space completely silent. Often people feel the need to have their meditation space silent, but you need to accept the noises from pets, family members, and neighbors. You’ll need to be comfortable, and you can always block out the sounds that you dislike.

Second the art of zen takes time and practice. I have yet to even begin to master it. Once you get the hang of it, you can use it to change your mood or even regulate your energy.  You will want to make sure you get enough sleep and are eating wellbecause this can effect the way zen effects you. Also, make sure to keep the negativity away as much as you can.

Something that a lot of people don’t realize is that you can change your feelings when you work with Zen. You’ll need to consider that when you use your mind, you’ll be able to change anything. When you want to change your mood, all you have to do is work hard and finds discipline in yourself. The key is to find the discipline. Living a healthy life means being in balance and “one” with yourself. I hope to find that through zen training and meditation. It might help me unwind at night and not be so grumpy stressed.

Do you think this is something you can do? Need help?

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

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