zen of Nonsense : or Order and Seeming Sense | Ancient Steps to Mystery

It’s only human beings and their need for orderly minds that would have the audacity to assume that the Universe can be ordered and structured. Maybe, maybe not – there is no seeming “sense” in the chaos-order-cycle of Divine Consciousness played out in our Cosmos, and of course by the Mother of Existence – nature.Continue reading “zen of Nonsense : or Order and Seeming Sense | Ancient Steps to Mystery”

zen of “If only” . . . you can change more things than you think

‘If only I had more time.’ ‘If only I had more control.’ If only I had more money’. . . If only the phrase ‘if only’ were banned! We might be feeling as if our choices are limited right now in our human destiny: that others control our destiny – and life is seemingly unfair.Continue reading “zen of “If only” . . . you can change more things than you think”

“Not-Xmas” – zen of seeking comfort in times of sadness

The zen of “not a . . . . christmas for all of us” | a religion, a family tradition, a way of life does not suit all of us and we may not have been born into a family that truly accepts us for the true being we are. I write mainly about myContinue reading ““Not-Xmas” – zen of seeking comfort in times of sadness”

What’s going on – zen of “not a mission” statement

The zen of “not a mission statement” . . . missionless-meaning in zen. Today I finally write a meaning statement for zen.vegan.thrive. “What’s going on . . . ?” is one of my favourite all time songs – by Marvin Gaye. One thing I can do daily to stay in flow, with daily meaning, isContinue reading “What’s going on – zen of “not a mission” statement”

zen isn’t a cop out . . . it is a Way to thrive

Zenity is my term for “sanity by zen” . . . And there’s not much more sane than you realising that you are actually your own buddha. Your mind can open up to what is true in your life just for you. . Zen, or living daily with contemplation and meditation, is constantly changing. ItContinue reading “zen isn’t a cop out . . . it is a Way to thrive”

Some Of Our Buddhas Are A Bit Bonkers . . .

Every so often I like to write from my own voice of truth: about the way I’ve seen Zen and Yoga culture changing over the last 30-or-so years . . . so this type of blog is a bit different from my usual content of “how-to – . . . ” etc: about some ofContinue reading “Some Of Our Buddhas Are A Bit Bonkers . . .”

zen of tomorrow #2 . . . the Whole, the One, “the Way”

I want to tell you a little more in the Thursday blog today about the influence of the Tao on Zen . . . and how “The Regarder of the Cries of the World” became a Goddess. This blog is part of my continual teaching on the roots of Zen and Yoga: both growing fromContinue reading “zen of tomorrow #2 . . . the Whole, the One, “the Way””

zen of tomorrow . . . the culture, or “the Way”

If the global consciousness is going to make a leap shortly, we as teachers are here to say you will be making quantum leaps forward in your own consciousness and we are also here to say: “ . . . cope with it by doing this and this and this . . . “ ThisContinue reading “zen of tomorrow . . . the culture, or “the Way””

How Do I Get My Flow Flowing ?

When we talk about “going with the flow” , we talk about “being in the moment” or about this feeling of somehow being in a natural state of grace. When your Flow seems to go, it can feel like a great big block in your life. . This is my inspiration for you: “We areContinue reading “How Do I Get My Flow Flowing ?”

How I fit zen meditation into my day #1 | connect, destress, sit

Zen is in the living – your day becomes a daily process of meditation, awareness and awakening . . . when you live simply. Before we get into how I fit meditation into my day with zen . . . let’s get real about something: we have a daily choice to search for what isContinue reading “How I fit zen meditation into my day #1 | connect, destress, sit”