Meditating, on own conclusions from my research, I understand Zen state as the ongoing act of conscious meditation; a life style of practicing to be. To be genuinely present and the exercise to continually try to master the abiding at the core center of our inner being in finding human balance; something like the Da Vinci famous yin-yan figure portraits.
Because of external effects that can bring so much imbalance in our lives through our on growing processes to master emotions and all sorts of human situations, vices, habits and our inherited character genes and preconceptions of spiritual and cultural nature, the constant tendency is to be deceived into abandoning that core center; that core of being real to ourselves and our world.
Zen found wisdom by eons, teaches us that we then have to meditate in being at the present moment whether focusing on our breath or our visual reception of what we perceive as real.
For me personally; I try to use visual and a ‘going on’ meditation. I wish I could sit still for hours with my eyes closed and concentrate on that blank mind but that level of focus I have to admit, I haven’t yet mastered. The alternative I have found useful to my dramatic and sometimes problematic environment is the striving tool of the every moment ongoing realization of my true presence and breath while doing everything else. I have also found out that by helping my mind with videos rich in visual transcendental information, I can relax and unlock my subconscious mind to connect with my universe, as I perceive it, from my cleared mind, at a subliminal deeper level; acknowledging as real as possible what and how I am feeling and reacting.
Here is a link by clicking on the picture to my Visual Meditation Blog wich is nothing else that a collection of videos that help me with the struggles within myself and my environment to achieve that desirable ZEN state of constant meditation and adjustment of balance.
Not that I have achieved it, not me out of all people, and I can be very wrong but I am still walking and learning to continually evolve despite much long-standing opposition and struggle to survive and love life. I guess we can never assume to achieve it completely because we fall or can fall of that Zen state balance at every single moment. The never-ending quest is therefore to continue! the reward is Peace… enjoy the videos.
Here I share the interview given by Barbara G Walker regarding her book “Man made God” and what she has to say regarding misleading stories that have had a huge devastating impact to the development on our society and healthy interaction between man/woman. Also McCollum who is an amazing guy striving on behalf of the shifting changes that must take place for the conservation of peace and environmental recovery. Topics so relevant to those who wish a fair and better society and in fact a better planet for all. Just bear a few minutes of commercial and some announcements as it is definitely worth the wait.
Barbara Walker/Man Made God Patrick McCollum/Goddess Thealogy Rising 04/13 by Karen Tate | Blog Talk Radio.
You were always here….do you remember?…
How deep is that thought….How much love for our home Planet Earth it triggers? I can’t wait to see this documentary and so to keep an eye on it and find it later; here is the trailer:
As I am back at work and updating this blog and while reading news about the euphoric joy in the US for the killing of a major terrorist in the middle East; I can but recall this talk I watched weeks ago which I now feel very relevant to share. Mr Richards, an American Sociologist and Teacher, has a very sympathetic way to put one in the shoes of those people in the Middle East and the struggle they grow up with in their perception of Americans and in fact Christians; in a war they try to understand by shedding their blood as well on a daily basis.
Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally — or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make ourselves smarter, faster, better. Neo-evolution is within our grasp. What will we do with it?
Our “Guru” this month is noone else than Mr Deepak Chopra a global authority on spirituality and personal empowerment. He is the author of more than 50 books, with 16 New York Times bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics and spirituality. Time magazine heralds Deepak as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as ‘the poet-prophet of alternative medicine’.
According to Deepak, self-power means having the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to cope with our changing world and the circumstances in which we live. During the day, Deepak will offer you clear and loving encouragement towards having greater confidence in your own capacities, given that it is only by having full confidence in yourself that you can experience the tremendous power of true self-sufficiency.
Deepak Chopra’s popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1997. Dr Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management, Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization and founder of The Chopra Foundation.
I find Deepak Chopra more than inspiring a not only very interesting teacher of spiritual renewal. He enfuses kindness and the importance of achieving happiness as a matter of intimate reasurance in nothing less than his based medical background and his knowledge of eastern philosophies and teachings.
He has numerous videos in his diversed seminars around the world and combines scientifical research with his wide wordly engagemnet in modern society. I simply find the most fascinating discoveries and ‘aha’ moments in every of his talks that I have encountered like the one below “the wonder of you” or “the way of the wizard” plus his numerous teachings on meditation.