Wednesday, October 31, 2012
While I often use the term "zen" in a colloquial way to reflect a sense of peace, here's what my dictionary tells me about the real word.
Zen: "1 a variety of Buddhism, now practiced esp. in Japan, Vietnam, and Korea, seeking to attain and intuitive illumination of mind and spirit through meditation, esp. on paradoxes 2 the teachings and discipline of this kind of Buddhism"
OK, so that intuitive illumination of mind and spirit comes through motion, often, for me. That sense of well-being for me, comes from solo activity, where my mind medidates while my body moves. And this fuels my motivation to care for the body in other ways, including a healthy diet and sufficient sleep.
Whatever it is that brings you to a state of intuitive wholeness... contentment... in a healthy way... hey, it can't help but motivate a person, right?
So, here's to your "zen" and mine.
With a little Spark thrown in!