The Zen Playground

Preach Love.

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Do you use tumblr a lot?
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
can you summarize zen in a somewhat short passage where it is easily understandable to an average man like myself? I want to get into it,but I don't want to do so without having a clear understanding before I embrace it fully
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Blessings.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Are you in a self pity phase?
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:
  1. It’s not self-pity. I don’t pity myself. There are many emotions that I feel right now, but none of them are pity. Not yet, I think.
  2. A phase indicates that it comes or goes completely, not fluctuates in intensity or what it makes you feel. So far, this has been the latter for a while.
Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hey, just popping in to wish you a good day. There's so much I wish to say to you, but I can't. So, I'll just wish you a good and blessed day. Oh, and sorry for making you feel awkward. It won't happen again. Take care. -Love YSA
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Thank you. And I hope you have a wonderful day too. Question: would you go out with me? Like I said, I really like you... and, well... it's just a question. And I know you don't know who I am, because I'm anonymous and such, but I really do like you and I suppose I wanted to know, if there was some possibility that you would be interested in me...? Lol, This is awkward..
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Ever heard of the quote, 'We accept the love we think we deserve'? You're accepting what you think you deserve. Hence why you may be hesitant to accept my compliments. You don't think you deserve them. But I do. I've seen you in action. I've seen you try to be a better person and I see you putting up a front for the benefit of others. I follow both your blogs. So when I compliment you, I'm not just saying it; I mean it. I know a wonderful person when I see one. Lol. -Love YSA
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
I don't mind you asking, but it still doesn't mean that I have to answer. Lol. Would you believe me either way? If I told you? Let me ask you this instead; why don't you believe that you deserve more than you're getting? -Love, YSA ❤
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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…

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Yes, your secret admirer. I really like you. I think you're a really marvellous person and that you deserve a lot more than you're getting. But hey, that's just me. -Love, YSA.
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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?

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hi, I hope you're having a great day! - love, your secret admirer
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
From those wedding photos and what you said there, it seems you don't think you will get married. Do you want to have a life partner? Do you think it's luck when someone finds life long love? Do you want to get married?
thezenplayground thezenplayground Said:

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…