Zen simply means tranquility, calmness, relax and peace. The word is also commonly known in Japan and other sect like Buddhism.
I've been away for awhile and my life has change immensely in great ways I cannot imagine. I'm living the dream.
Do you wake up every morning feeling so grateful that you can't ask for more but just say "thank you" every day? Or do you tell yourself you are just dreaming and "tis will be over soon" then fear sets in. Fear that your happiness will be over soon, you don't deserve these things and other negative self talk.
Oh humans, we worry even though good things are happening to us.
Living in the present is the answer. Look at the wonderful things around you. You may not notice all the things you have like the house you're living in, your friends, your family because we are so busy with the cares of the world. That noise..
I am a total alien now. I don't know what's happening with my friends' life on social media, I'm not updated with anything at all. I only get in touch with few people when I have a chance to look at my phone.
I exchanged the convenience of city living to a simple living. I don't know about you, your preferences in life but I escaped the busy city, consumerism, and more. (The highs and lows of city living).
Now, I'm looking forward for my morning walks. To encounter such beauty in nature. - who says we need TV and internet to entertain us? :P ;)
And everyday is vacation day even though I'm always working. Like every humans, I do negative self talk half of the time. I have lots of "what if this will not work out?" "what if.. " We worry too much with things that are not yet happening nor it's not the truth. We like to make up stories in our head because of fear.
Do we let the fear drive our life? Maybe that's why we can't appreciate what we have right now because we are busy of thinking too much.
When I turned off my social media, there was a fear of missing out..."what's going on there?". Actually, there's nothing much important. :P :P
We have the choice to only select people and things that adds value to us. We have the power to turn off the noises around us and listen to our innermost self where we can find peace and contentment.
Living the life of zen is the secret to a life full of gratitude.
Does it makes you a bad person when you are gay? When your only fault is having too much XY chromosomes in your body and you have not hurt a single soul but people condemn you. It's the same story in the bible about a woman who bled for years and people stoned her for she was unclean as defined by them.
It's a different story when you are gay and you committed crimes.
I saw the movie of Donatella Versace and what struck me was the story of the serial killer, Andrew Cunanan. HURT people hurt people. The message that he was trying to say to the world is - accept me. At the age of 19, his religious mother found out that he was gay but the family never acknowledged it. And he became a prolific liar in order to fit in.
Most religious argument is God only created a man and a woman, there's no gay and lesbians. We have to remember that we are bound by sin. We are all sinners, born with defects. It's not the perfect image that God wants us to be. As humans, we have to see each other beyond our image.
Our childhood development up to adolescence phase are crucial on how we are showing to the world today as healthy adults. #healingtheinnerchild
Every new year, we work on our resolutions. We spend our time decluttering, making all things new, leaving the past behind. Those are great to start with but how many of those list we truly consistently do that last up to a month? Are there any effective ways to make things happen? #lifegoals
Advocate of authentic self. Lover of life. Passionate on understanding humans. Serving with a purpose, one day at a time.