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Monday, June 8, 2009

Going Zen ~ Master the art of living

Going Zen ~ Master the art of living
In a past blog I believe I mentioned that I am a massage therapist. During my training I was honored to learn the ways of Acupressure and Shiatsu and the backgrounds of those techniques which stem from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the belief of the life force chi. From there I began to learn about the Tao. I haven’t been the best at practicing meditation and learning to just let go and let be because life gets in the way and old habits are hard to break. This year I’m hoping to change that and return to a simpler state of mind and being and in doing so I’d like to share some of the teachings with you.

The following is a good example of how I feel about my writing career since no matter what I’m doing, whether I’m at my computer or not, I’m creating…

The person who is a master in the art of living makes littledistinction between their work and their play,their labor and their leisure, their mind and their body,their education and their recreation,their love and their religion.
They hardly know which is which.They simply pursue their vision of excellence and grace in whatever they do,leaving others to decide whether they are working or playing.
To them, they are always doing both.
From the Zen Buddhist text

1 comment:

Lynn Crain said...

I am so in need of this...LOL!


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