Love is to Zen as sunlight is to life.
One cannot exist without the other. Love thy self, love another, love life. Experience life by learning to love.
A tree is life, but it does not live life. A tree exists. It is, and only is, because of the sun. Without it, the tree would cease to exist, as would life. A tree has no free will or spirit, yet understanding the tree leads to understanding ones self, and ultimately, enlightenment.
People are created to love. True love is not forced, but is given and experienced. It is appreciated and it affirms ones self.
To love is to share.
Sharing love is understanding. It is implicit. To view it and understand, one must have experienced it, without understanding, enlightenment is not possible.
Giving in love is giving in life. Intimacy is shared, as well as given.
Jewelry is cheap, true worth is determined through actions not gifts. Value is a perception, and a perception is often not shared. If to love is to share, then does that mean that there is no value in love? Perhaps not all things are equal, after all, a perception is not often shared…
Life and time are intimately linked. Without time there is no life value. Without life there is no reason for time.
Love is valued to those that experience love. Perception is only one view, paradigms shift. To understand, appreciate and share love fully, is to be complete.
Zen is the process of attaining enlightenment as per the teachings.
With that in mind, I am living with the ultimate goal of leading a fulfilling life and to be enlightened in every aspect of what I experience. Finding that inner harmony is difficult to achieve when the day to day activities the world throws at you continue to take precedence over life and the enjoyment of simply living and existing for the moment.
It is this that I fear and, which drives me.
Enlightenment is not given, or taken, nor is it earned or seen. It is achieved and experienced by those that seek to understand and embrace. Those focused on enlightenment will not succeed by searching, yet those that achieve it will know, and indeed understand.
There is no luck. Wellness be unto you.
Find the place that you enjoy and embrace it. Enlightenment can be attained where one is content and at peace.
My place is the picture above. Being one with nature, escaping humanity and the burdens of a modern life. This is, and always is the path.
Existing is not living. Love, cherish & appreciate.
Accept love and cherish both great and small. To experience living, appreciation is key – or suffer through existence.
Time. We are but an instant. A flicker on the eternal clock.
Breathe deeply. Often. Air is to be appreciated and enjoyed – feel it.
Embrace the warmth of light – feel it.
Bathe, drink and experience that which is the love of life – feel it
Life is experience. Feeling is life.
Death is eternal. Existence is death.