“In the Beginner’s Mind …

… there are many possibilities but in the expert’s there are a few” ~ Shunryu Suzuki SHOSHIN Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind”. Shoshin requires an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when perceiving or studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level. Approaching the subject…

Some Enlightened Zen Nonsense …

I find everything about Zen – hilarious and enlightening. I think a community of Zen Monks abiding in their infinite nature is my idea of a rollicking good time tip toe-ing between the form and the formless … here’s some Zen delights! ZEN KOAN “One day Chao-chou fell down in the snow, and called out,…

Accepting or “being with” Uncertainty

So we are all hearing about ‘Mindfulness’ and how beneficial the practice is for the creation of health and wellbeing. Bu-uut, it is not so easy to actually do when push comes to shove. Am I wrong? What say you? The first stumbling block in the practice of Mindfulness is the ‘being with’ rather than…

On your knees … you bit-chez!

Like that was then and this is WOW! We all know about the Russell Brand debacle. I love a celebrity debacle because of course I am interested in the ‘deeper’ meaning of it all. Like who is ‘Russell Brand’ in me? And who or what is my ínner ‘Katy Perry’? And what am I borrowing…