I often thought Zen was the act of doing the same thing over and over. Until I actually looked up the meaning.
Having a Zen attitude means finding mindful awareness of the present moment. This will help you release yourself from stress, anxiety, frustration and anger. Instead, focus on positive thoughts and actions that will help you relax and respond in a more balanced way to your everyday life.
I think I need to start working apply Zen to my life. Now that it is February and a time to re-set goals from January. I set so many goals for myself in January, one that I did not follow thru on was being more positive. For most of January, I sulked.. The Holiday's were over along with my 2 week Vacation and I was back at my unfulfilling job.
It took so long to get out of that sulking mode. It started to wear off in the last few days of January and not sure how or why. Now I am going to start doing some mediation to keep it from returning. It was quite frustrating and tiring. I pledge to make February better (plus is is short) with some zen like attitudes... So..
I have begun to make these Lotus Flower necklaces to help remind me to believe the power of Zen.