Saturday, February 28, 2009
Zen Heart: Simple Advice for Living with Mindfulness and Compassion
What is the answer to your question of what it means to be you, in all of your beauty and even in fault? Zen Heart by Ezra Bayda gives us exactly what it intends to do, give us simple lessons on how to embrace your life and live openhearted.
Living in our modern world and coping in our modern world can sometimes put us at odds. It is a rush, rush, hurry, hurry, go, go, and one thing that Zen Heart encourages is a slowdown and recognition of ourselves. We are encouraged through pointers, practices, and exercises to recognize our inner spirituality and how it connects to our psyche.
You have to take the time to work through the steps to realize the true lessons. There is a three step process:
Me-Phase - becoming aware of our patterns of thinking
Being Awareness - expand upon our awareness with greater scope
Being Kindness - connecting to who we truly are, and the compassionate nature of ourselves
In keeping with the spirit of the clean simplicity of the book I'm going to keep my write-up very small and honest. This book is transformative, it is calming, it is a gentle read to help your spirit. I'm not putting it all into practice, but I walked away with inspirational thoughts that will help me along my journey, especially in relation to being a compassionate person to others.