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Seeking Zen

It’s something I often say – “seeking zen.” In fact, it was almost the name of this blog.

I don’t mean I’m striving for enlightenment.

It means I’m not striving. I’m not straining.

I’m moving. Smoothly. Slowly. Water finding its channel.

Towards a place of balance. “Zen.” Peace.

Not a place lacking emotion, thought, or action.

But a place where feelings, words, and motion stem from a balanced center.

Balance is dynamic. Mindfulness is constant.

As soon as I stop seeking, the zen vanishes, because I’ve stopped paying attention to where it is.

I am always, always seeking zen. Are you?