Welcome to A to Z of Healing with Isheeria’s Healing Circles.
Health for both mind and body comes from not mourning over the past, not worrying about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely.
Today is the final day, and the final post in this series of #AtoZHealing for 26 Alphabet posts in the #AtoZChallenge and part of the UBC Challenge all through April 2017.
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[Z] is for ZEN – The Zen Way of Life
Throughout in this series, I have focused on various tools which help you to Heal yourself – Heal your mind, body, and spirit.
The Zen way of Life is a wonderful way to Live a Life in balance.
It is such a vast and wonderful topic, that I can only hope to share a glance with you all from my own experiences, and hope that like with all other alphabets, my post here on Z will catch your interest to explore further.
Do you remember all those Karate Kid movies (& other martial arts films), the funniest scenes I remember was when the kid was made to do the same thing over and over and over again (wax on, wax off), which though hilarious and mindless, later turned into the meditative training needed to develop awareness, accuracy, speed and strength – In other words, mindfulness – in thoughts and actions.
As Gene Clark said :
Zen is not an art, it’s not a religion. It’s a realisation.
The Zen Way of Life is living live mindfully, to be in the HERE and NOW. To be completely engaged with what you are doing in the HERE and NOW.
It is to discover, to realise, the true meaning of Life = to just be alive.
Everyone who lives in this world – women, men, educated, un-educated, rich, poor, sick, healthy – all have goodness, beauty and truth. Don’t go looking outside yourself anymore, because the things you are looking for are already there within you. Return and be in touch with yourself properly, with the beauty, goodness and truth within you, have FAITH in yourself – then, you will have happiness, you will have peace.
By bringing in some Zen into your life, you find more mindfulness and tranquility in your lives. You create a calm, peace-filled, and joyous environment.
Zen has always been a practical philosophy, and is seen in the practices of the Martial Art forms ( Judo, Karate, Kyudo, Kendo, etc) and the Aesthetic Art forms (such as: Chado, Kado, Hitsuzendu), which help one to reach the total emptiness of mind & total state of focus (of both the mind and the body). You can also embrace any of these practices to start bringing more ZEN into your lives.
One of my favourite Zen Quotes, from my favourite Genius –
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as if nothing is a miracle.
The other is as if everything is a miracle.
– Albert Einstein
Now if we could embrace this as a way of being, of perceiving our world – how wonderful would it be.
In parting, I wish you all the wisdom of the Budha, and the joy of experiencing the Zen way of Life.
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“Mind your thoughts, as they become your words. Mind your words, as they become your actions. Mind your actions, as they become you.” – Buddha
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Ishieta @ Isheeria’s
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It is so difficult to train the mind to just concentrate on one activity. Takes a lot of practice and patience I believe. I remember that scene, yeah it was hilarious.
Congratulations on completing the challenge. I will try to catch up with the missed posts on your blog
John Holton says
Nicely done! You had some great entries!
Isheeria's Healing Circles says
Thank you 🙂 your encouragement has been a pillar through my 1st challenge!
Enjoyed your A to Z Posts challenge Isheeria. Talking of Zen, i am trying to make mindful choices on a day to day basis. That brings me little pleasures.
Alice Gerard says
Thank you! I’ve really enjoyed getting to know you through these blogging challenges. Your insights are inspiring and positive and inclusive of all people, which I appreciate greatly.
Isheeria's Healing Circles says
Thank you Alice – That is the nicest thing – I am humbled & over-joyed 🙂 It’s been great to find such great people as yourself too thanks to this challenge.
Tina Basu says
well having a toddler in tow = no scene of zen anywhere nearby! Congratulations on completing the competition on a high
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Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu says
I believe in everything in life being a miracle.Also mind is indeed a garden and I am growing flowers.Enjoyed your Ato Z posts.hope to read more.
I get to learn new things from your post. I had heard about Zen but didnt know much about it. Your post helped me to understand
Your blog theme has been amazing Ish – its been such a pleasure to read all your posts (shall be finishing the ones I missed)
Congrats on completing the challenge and doing it so well! 🙂
I am so new to the zen concept and this sounds really good. Congrats on completing the challenge.
This was such an interesting and inspiring post to read. I will try to incorporate this practice in my life.
It’s difficult to achieve the zen state, I wish I am able to achieve it one day till then I am WIP.
Sandy N Vyjay says
Zen is indeed a state of realization. The small Zen stories have always intrigued me with the wisdom and philosophy they pack in a few words.
Honestly, I had zero idea about Zen. I think it’s quite difficult this practice of mindfulness, but an effective way to bring peace of mind. However, congratulations on your completing the challenge. Let me get through all the articles.
Mind your thoughts as these become words …very well said, indeed peace of body and soul is essential for living
Such a nice description for Zen , Yes we should live in present and enjoy with out thinking about past or future.
Practically its a simplistic approach to life. But this simplistic approach of focusing on one activity is most difficult. I wish to get closer.
Siddhi Palande aka book_gobbler says
Training our mind requires a lot of patience. Meditation helped me gain a lot of mental peace at one time but with time we forget the struggle it took for us and how it brough forth that mental peace. This post was a nostalgic journey for me. I revisited that time and I wish to return to my Zen way of life
Finding new meaning of life with Zen definitely rejuvenate us and bring peace to our body and soul
Amrit Kaur says
I have tried this practically and it helps to focus on the work to be done. Having lots of questions ans thoughts in mind bring a lot of distractions.
It’s sad that the challenge has come to an end. I have dound all your post so informative. Thanks for taking an initiative 🙂
Namrata Kumari says
I have been enjoying reading the entire series. It’s sad to know that the challenge has to an end.
Simply explained so that one can grasp the basic philosophy of Zen. That’s a nice graphic too 😀
Puspanjalee Das Dutta says
Such a positive post. Loved reading it
Sitharaam Jayakumar says
This is indeed a wonderful article on Zen. To live in the here and now and not think of the future or the past is the secret to maintain peace of mind. I have not been much into Zen philosophy but my sister is keenly interested in it and she often tells me about Zen principles.
Identifying the zen of your life is very difficult and hard to come accross. But once you find your zen it brings you utmost inner peace. Beautiful article!
Srishti Rajeev says
Would be coming back to read the a2z posts, Reading this was like a lesson in itself, am sure the other zen posts on healing would be very encouraging to adapt.
Doctor mommy says
Loved this post. I often speak of mindful parenting where we have to be there with the child. Not only physically but also mentally. Such similar concepts
It is usually difficult to achieve the simplest of things, and that is what it is like for zen as well. A simple thought on the surface but so difficult to do it.
Wow such an insightful post. Will come back for the other A to Z posts too.
[email protected] says
Very interesting, inspiring and informative post.
I will surely come back to read your complete series, as when you say Zen is a realization and I would love to walk the road.
Agree with you , without worrying much about Future and thinking about past , we need to enjoy our present 🙂
i believe that worrying keeps our minds occupied so we should try and provide peace to our mind by relaxing exercises. what ever you feel is relaxing we should do that music, gardening, meditation, workout. find your zone of peace and just enjoy the moment.
I liked the Zen philosophy of life as explained by you. Nice. This article has initiated a new wave of thought in my mind.