Zen Is Totally Ordinary and Totally Profound
Zen is not about something far away.
It is not about an after-life or an enlightenment that only a Buddha can attain.
Zen is about your daily life. It is about brushing your teeth, using the toilet, cooking and eating. It is about your work and your relationships. It is about every breath, every footstep, every thought.
If you only see the form and appearance of these things, you miss their substance. You do not see God. You do not see Buddha. You do not see your True Self.
Zen is about seeing what you don’t ordinarily see but is always here. Your mind has been conditioned to ignore what is here and only see what you think is here.
Zen is about seeing what is actually here.
It is very simple. Nothing new is added. Everything has always been complete. But because of your conditioning, when you do finally see it can seem quite profound, earth-shaking profound. Your entire life changes completely.
And yet you also realize that this has always been here the whole time. That can seem even more profound. You realize the irony of searching for peace, happiness, love or enlightenment when it has always been right here the whole time. You can never take a single blade of grass for granted ever again.
What you will discover on every page of this website is a pointing back to your True Self. Each video, each blog post, each guided meditation, each painting is pointing directly back to your True Awakened Self. Where do you find enlightenment? Right here in the midst of your ordinary life.