What is a Zen person like?
A Zen mindset involves accepting what is and not being held up by judging yourself for feeling a certain kind of way. Astonishingly, people find that letting things be also allows them to change. We should look at our inner selves with openness and acceptance rather than judgment.
How do you become Zen?
- Close your eyes.
- Count to 10.
- Take deep breaths with a mantra.
- Do something silly.
- Walk or bike instead of driving.
- Curate your morning routine.
- Take a five-minute pause (dhyana).
- Set reminders for “NOW.”
What does Zen mean spiritually?
Zen emphasizes rigorous self-restraint, meditation-practice and the subsequent insight into nature of mind (見性, Ch. jiànxìng, Jp. kensho, “perceiving the true nature”) and nature of things (without arrogance or egotism), and the personal expression of this insight in daily life, especially for the benefit of others.