Zen Girl

Centering into the journey.

Archive for the month “December, 2011”

Learning Still

Reading and meditation are great methods to connect deeper with oneself.  Learning doesn’t end. It’s one of life’s only constants.  Sometimes, this can lead to the realization that one has been running.  It can happen again and again, until all false layers are peeled away.  Then, there is nothing left to run from, and what remains is the most raw, pure self.  A self of change, of flow, a self that is centered perfectly within the journey.  Assumptions about the nature of oneself can be a bit off.  They can even be dead-wrong.  Read more…

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A bit of stream of thought writing…

…in an attempt to break through writers block. Read more…

Trying a new approach.

This blog is going through major changes over the next few days, so bare with me.

I’ve been unemployed for well over a month now.  I’ve spent most of my time looking for work, while putting some effort into various writing and craft projects, but not as much as I would like.  On the weekends when I let myself relax from the worry and just focus on doing what I love, I’ve felt more contentment and fulfillment than I’ve ever known. (duh.) But the rest of the time, the job-search has been stressful, nagging, and downright full of awful. Remember that epically hated question I’ve talked about before?  But what am I going to DO? –Yeah.  I still hate it. Read more…

Zen Mornings 12/12/11

 

Yesterday I learned that The Buddha taught about four states of mind in which one should reside–the Four Divine Abodes from which a nirvanic person relates to the world: Loving Kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity.  My biggest struggle is that of sympathetic joy.  The best example I can give for this, since the holidays are coming up, is celebrating in the joy of others as they celebrate Christmas. Read more…

Zen Mornings 12/8/11

Yesterday I learned that a house only becomes a home when it is ready.  It’s been nearly a year and a half since the four of us moved into this house.  We’ve spent that time rearranging constantly, figuring out where to put all of our stuff with limited storage space, being busy and lazy and not committing the time to finish, to put all of our art up and make it as cozy as possible.  Finally, late last night of all times, it begun.  Read more…

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