Seeing the Good and the Positive
Life is short! Every day is a NEW! Day. It is important to make each day count!
A New Day!
3 Zen Principles
- Mushin: Mind Without Mind
- Zanshin: Presence and Awareness
- Satori: The Natural State
Think about this! Mushin means that your mind is not fixed on any emotions or judgments.
Individuals react without much thought to our own emotions and feelings let alone the other person’s. Individuals rush to make a judgment about something or someone in seconds. Individuals are quick to put out a fire and to find solutions to a problem. Individuals may take a challenge head on or at times just head (aka run) in the opposite direction.
That is being human and having instincts! We have a built in defense mechanism to protect ourselves. That fight or flight response! Your mind goes into overdrive in being reactive and jumping to conclusions. Your perception perceives what it wants to perceive! You start looking for something or someone to blame.
It is not always easy to keep an open mind let alone just hold yourself together! How do you not attach to your emotions, feelings and thoughts in those types of situations? How do you remain clear headed and have an objective mind set? Just stop, breathe and take a time out or break from the action!
Openness . . .
Being present and being aware!
I am practicing to be more in the present moment! I am more productive and able to adjust. I am tuning into and tapping into what I need to nurture and nourish my whole being. I am a healthier and happier being!
Taking pleasure and joy in the smallest things as well as in the simple!
Stillness . . .
State of Mind
I so need more Satori in my life! The natural state of the mind and the total harmony between the mind and the body. The body and the mind can play well together or be against one another! Reduce the tension, anxiety and stress. Decrease the distractions and disruptions. Being more in the present moment and doing more of what you love to do!
I think about children and how curious and open they are to just about anything and everything! It is about opening your mind and engaging your body. It is about finding the inspiration and excitement. It is about playing, laughing and having fun. It is about growing and experiencing each and every day!
Naturalness . . . (Photos by RSheridan)