37 Days to Zen – 4 Days Left

Four days to go, or should I say four years to go... It will be like a walk up the side of a mountain in Nepal, barefoot, in the snow, with no Sherpa...carrying enough food to feed the rest of the monastery. And pulling a dead horse. But it will be worth it. Food intake … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 4 Days Left

37 Days to Zen – 5 to Go

I remember a month ago I was typing out however many days to death. Or days to a heart attack, or stroke. I do feel better. I know I have said that over and over the last week's worth of posts, but I do. I am calmer. I am a little happier. Maybe not even … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 5 to Go

37 Days to Zen – The Final Week

A week out of total and complete Zen, and I find myself searching even more. Searching for wisdom. Searching for peace. Searching for knowledge. Searching for total Zen. I woke up this morning and downed a few pieces of sausage for breakfast, washing it down with some ice cold orange juice. Lunch was a cheat, … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – The Final Week

37 Days to Zen – 8 to Go

Eight days until Zen hits me square in the face, either that or reality. I have been swamped for the past few days dealing with family issues and haven't been able to blog, but hopefully, I can find time over the next week to continue this until the end. I am still watching what I … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 8 to Go

37 Days to Zen – 9 to Go

With nine days to go, it at least is getting easier. I feel better; I feel lighter, I feel healthier, I feel that my mind is better off. The past two days I have spent in nature, away from my phone and computer, away from the sounds of society, and away from the stresses that … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 9 to Go

37 Days to Zen – 10 and a Wakeup

I found Zen today, at least temporary Zen. I took the day to recharge and found myself in between a large flowing creek and the still waters that sustained as many Cypress trees as the eye could see. A primitive campsite, peace and quiet, and sounds of nature that included crows in the distance, turtles … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 10 and a Wakeup

37 Days to Zen – 11 Days to Reality

I don't want to have to admit this, especially on my own blog series, but I just looked up the definition of zen. "The word Zen is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of the Middle Chinese word 禪 (dʑjen) (pinyin: Chán), which in turn is derived from the Sanskrit word dhyāna (ध्यान ),[2] which can … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – 11 Days to Reality

37 Days to Zen – Day 24 Change Day 17 – 13 to Go

I woke up again this morning feeling lighter. I haven't been eating late at night, right before bed, or snacking at any time. Only diet sugar-free drinks. I'm not stuffing my face for every meal; I have been stopping when I start to feel full. On all meat meals that is hard to do, as … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – Day 24 Change Day 17 – 13 to Go

37 Days to Zen – Day 23 Change Day 16 Down, 14 to Go

With day 16 in the books, I have to say I feel lighter. I woke up this morning feeling as if I have lost some weight, but I still won't hit the scales. I don't care about the numbers; I just care about the feeling. How I feel, both my body and mind. My daily … Continue reading 37 Days to Zen – Day 23 Change Day 16 Down, 14 to Go