During this Holy week around the World, filled with uncertainty, one might wonder if it is truly possible to live a peaceful or zen life. Think of zen as a meditative state. A moment-by-moment awareness of what is happening in our immediate surroundings. No trips to mountaintops or far-away destinations are necessary to find it —although zen might be there, if you are.
But if you are in the noisiest, dirtiest, most crowded place with people all doing their own thing, totally oblivious to you or if you are holed up in the four walls of your home — you might find zen there, also.
Zen is as simple and hard as this: When you put your keys down, be tuned into that exact moment of putting your keys down. Later, when you know exactly where your keys are because you were fully conscious, aware, in-the-moment and peacefully zen when you put them down — pick them up with equal presence of mind.
The more we do this with all we do, the more peace we find in the world regardless of all the chaos and confusion around us. This is zen. Peace be with you today and always. Happy Passover. Happy Easter.
I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook and TurboCharged: The SilverDisobedience Edition (available at amazon!) ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People. Modeling info at Wilhelmina Models New York —other info in my bio & on my websites.