Yep, I do. Or, at least I try to be…lol. I’ve been trying to do a better job of posting and keeping my blog active and stuff.
Well, I’d be a horrible person to do that for you. In honesty, I think there are many ways to approach zen, just like zen is just one way to approach Buddhism, and Buddhism is just one way to approach the world.
First of all, I am just learning myself. Secondly, the Zen Buddhist school preaches direct understanding of the Buddha’s teachings with an accomplished teacher. That I don’t have, and I’m not sure if I want it. On the other hand, the word ‘zen’ can be roughly translated to ‘absorption’ or ‘meditative state’. And that’s where I’ve taken it, and why I decided to name my blog ‘The Zen Playground’ - it’s a safe place to come back with all your experiences in life, your ‘toys’ if you will, meditate with them and play with them a little and see if you create something better to leave the playground with. The same rules of Right Thought, Speech, Action, Mindfulness, etc. remain, but there isn’t this strict desire to break down teaching. It’s about absorbing the spirit of doing the right thing, being the right person, and ending suffering for yourself and others.
I dunno if that helps you. Please tell me if it does.
Oh, I’m not really feeling awkward. I’ve been feeling a great many things these days, but awkward ain’t one… Thanks for the Blessings. Right back atcha, & Peace.
Um…yeah, it is kinda awkward… It’s not like I can answer a question like this since I really don’t know who you are…but I am flattered that you’d be courageous enough to ask something like that. And I’m sure that someone who knows you for who you are, behind that simple grey icon, would be more than interested in someone like you.
Thanks so much for the compliments then. I’m glad that someone imagines me to be a wonderful person. I appreciate that. And I’m sure you’re a wonderful person as well, anon secret admirer…lol
Hope you have a good day. Blessings.
Well, the short answer is that I believe that I’ve been this person long enough to get whatever I am deserving of. I’m not at all suggesting that I have a horrible life. Just not that I have right to any more, I suppose…
Really? Thanks again for all the admiration…curious to know what I did to deserve all this Love coming my way…
Mind if I ask why you say I deserve more than I’m getting?
A secret admirer…?
I’m actually not having the best of days, but I’m pushing myself to get some work done and get past. Thanks for the Blessings, sending more back to you.
I do want to get married at some point in my life. Not now. But I have given an apparently chronic amount of thought into having a loving partner and relationship that reaches that level, and I think it’s amazing that a friend of mine managed to get all that so quickly and effortlessly.
To some degree, I do think it’s luck. I don’t think that some people stumble upon it or wish upon a star, but that some of those stories are wonderful. I will admit, though, that I do not believe I’ll get married…