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A completely new perspective on living your life. There is a brand new way to look at problems which not only bring unexpected solutions, but allows us to enjoy whatever arises on the way. Based upon Zen wisdom and Zen koans, this new perspective puts an end to struggle, conflict and frustration on the spot. Instead we open new aspects of our being and realize that what we've been looking for is right here.

Zen Wisdom for Your Everyday Life Brenda Shoshanna, Phd

    • Alternative Health

A completely new perspective on living your life. There is a brand new way to look at problems which not only bring unexpected solutions, but allows us to enjoy whatever arises on the way. Based upon Zen wisdom and Zen koans, this new perspective puts an end to struggle, conflict and frustration on the spot. Instead we open new aspects of our being and realize that what we've been looking for is right here.

    DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY OTHERS

    DO NOT BE DECEIVED BY OTHERS

    It's so simple to be drawn in to the voices, demands and excitement of the world. We turn to others for so much, for comfort, clarity, and help. Yet, there is a deeper source of wisdom and well being, just waiting for us to be with it. As we leave the tangled mass of voices that call us, and learn to listen to the voice within, we cannot be deceived any longer or lose our way home.

    • 17 min
    THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN

    THE DOOR IS ALWAYS OPEN

    Most of our lives we grapple with problems, going back and forth, hitting our heads against one obstacle or another. It is as though we were locked in situation with no way out. Why can't we stop a moment to go to the door and realize it is open. We can walk right through. The way to see the larger picture, the way to a life giving solution is waiting for us right where we are.

    • 18 min
    "THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM, NOR ARE THEY OTHERWISE"

    "THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM, NOR ARE THEY OTHERWISE"

    In our world of confusion and holding on, we long for things to stay stable. We need to know what we can count on, what is real and dependable. Yet Zen practice tells us to look beneath the appearance of things if we want to find what we can truly count on. That which comes must go, that which appears, changes. Constant change is inevitable and as we accept it and live as change itself, our life opens us, eases and a deeper reality appears.

    • 17 min
    AN UNDEMANDING HEART

    AN UNDEMANDING HEART

    As the New Year approaches, we review the year, make lists of how we succeeded and what went wrong. We list our failures, and resolve to improve next year. We do not see that it is not what went wrong that made us unhappy, it is our endless judgments of ourselves and others. And our ceaseless demands that everything turn out the way we like it. When we can learn, enjoy and be grateful for whatever happens, then true happiness begins. When we decide to share our growth, insights and gifts, rather than focusing on what we're getting, then a sense of true peace and contentment pervades everything.

    • 18 min
    YOU ARE THE LIGHT

    YOU ARE THE LIGHT

    As the year ends and the days grow darker, holidays come to bring light and love into the world. We do all we can to light candles, give gifts, decorate the world with . We crave the warmth and glow of light. And yet, the deepest light we all search for, the light that sustains us through all our lives, is who we basically are. Let us taste, shine and share the light of our being and truly light up the world.

    • 17 min
    THE KOAN OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

    THE KOAN OF YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE

    We think our everyday lives are ordinary, nothing much going on. Yet Zen practice tells us that right in the middle of our days, we are being given a huge koan. A koan cannot be figured out, or explained rationally. Yet when we discover how to be wi...

    • 19 min

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Such a gift

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I don’t know

Great talk! I am going to try and remember I just don’t know as my answer when there is no answer and be ok with it.
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