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Zest for Life! ❤️☀️☮️☯️🌸🌈🧘🏻‍♀️🕉🙏

GreatMindfulness
GreatMindfulness

Another word for Zest is Zen. Zen is not an ideology, it is not a philosophy, it is living in an existential way, not in an intellectual way. Zen is not concerned with words, concepts, theories, hypotheses, assumptions, beliefs, its total concern is with the immediate reality. The reality has to be encountered without any barrier. Unless your whole mind is put aside you cannot understand Zen. If you are trying to attain something in the other world then Zen is not for you. If you are trying to reach heaven, sacrificing this life, renouncing this life, condemning this life, then Zen is not for you.

Zen is not a religion, it is living life in its totality, herenow. Religions are always postponing life: they are giving you beautiful illusions about life somewhere in the future, far away, beyond death. It keeps you drugged, it keeps you hoping, waiting - and the tomorrow never comes. Desiring, fantasizing about life after death is a sheer waste of time, energy, and also it keeps you stupid. Life is herenow - there is no other life. Life knows no past, no future, it knows only the present. The Buddhist has developed another aspect of the mind, the escapist. Avoid, escape, go to the mountains, go to the forests. Renounce life. That too is in everybody more or less. It depends what kind of conditioning has been imposed upon you. These are all aspects of the mind. You can develop any aspect but it remains of the mind. It is not spiritual at all.

Pure Zen is to get rid of your mind. Mind has many characteristics, many aspects. And each religion has chosen one aspect of the mind and made much fuss about it, has dragged that aspect to its ultimate, logical conclusion. This is something to be very deeply understood because it is fundamental for the understanding of the Zen approach. But people try to control it. If they succeed they become egoistic, which is far more dangerous. If they fail they feel guilty, they feel depressed, which is far more dangerous. If they fail they become condemnatory towards themselves, they lose respect for themselves. And the moment you lose respect for yourSelf, remember, you are losing your trust in life. You will be living now just at the minimum, your life will not have the dance, it will not have the quality of celebration; it will be only a dragging.

Zen is of tremendous importance. It is the greatest flowering of human consciousness yet achieved and it is one of the fundamental revolutions: it cuts the very roots of the so-called religious structure of the mind. in the past, it is not inspired by the past - it has no goal in the future either - it is living your life passionately, intensely, ecstatically this very moment. The very idea of this very moment is shattering to the mind because mind lives in the past and the future. And Zen is a tremendous blow to the mind: it cuts it in a single blow, it destroys it, it takes you beyond immediately. Zen is a device of sudden enlightenment. Mind wants to be slow, gradual, it wants to move carefully, cautiously, guardedly, thinking about the pros and cons. Zen is a jump into the very thick of life. And life surrounds you within and without. Just as a fish is in the ocean you are in life. Don't wait for the next moment, live it now. Zen is a challenge, a risk, a gamble: putting everything at stake for the moment.

Zen is a transcendence of the mind. It does not develop any aspect of the mind, it takes you beyond the mind. And the only way to go beyond the mind is to enter into life hero and now. You are not to be a sado-masochist, you are not to be an escapist, you are not to be a fanatic, you are not to be a phony, a "holier than thou", an egoist, you just have to be ordinary, utterly ordinary, in tune with life, harmonious with life.

Zen is a totally different approach. It is life; it is synonymous with life. It is living life with such intensity that your ego disappears in it, is burnt out, that you dissolve into life, that you are consumed by the fire of life. And only then can you know what a beautiful existence has been given to you as a gift. It is a sheer joy then, each moment... Each moment then is paradise. Paradise is now or never.❤️

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So zen is basically seeing the nature of your being ?. I like that 😄🙏

Hiba got the gist 😃❤️❤️❤️xxx

Yay 😄

Are you zesty? 🤣🤣😂😂

I guess so 🤣🤣 i need some zest in my life 😄

Slap some sauce on it 🤣🤣😂😂

🤣🤣 yummy 🤣🙏

The way to our hearts is through the stomach 🤣🤣😂😂

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we were all zesty ?

Exactlyyyyy Hiba. Each of us being zestful will a catalyst for a beautiful world 🌎 ❤️

🙏❤️Yes that is what i want ❤️

Aweeee for sure. Let’s make it happen ✊🌈❤️🙏

Yes anything can happen if we believe we can do it 😄❤️

You are born with tremendous potentials, just shine through Hiba 🤗❤️❤️

Thank you ❤️

You’re welcomed bestie 🫂❤️

😄✌️ lets wait for golden boys 🤣🤣

Whatttttt? 😂😂😂don’t worry they are hibernating now will come out whenever ready 🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣 yess .🤣

Cuddling with teddy bears probably 🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣 i am laughing so hard 🤣

Zestful in dreams for now 😂😂😂

Yeah 🤣

What did u have for breakfast? I’m having my avocado toast now 😋❤️

You already know same old same old Oreos and chocolate milk 🤣🤣

Oh my Daz not breakfast 🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣

Imnotright
Imnotright in reply to Hb2003

Isn't zest a soap? Is that a breakfast thing?

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

😄🤣 no its not 🤣🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

🍰

Zest can be anything INR. Welcomed to the group, Hiba told me you’re a golden boy now 🤗

I never been golden anything but it's good to be here. I love a good laugh. Thanks for inviting me. So are you ladies golden girls?

Well you’re golden to us now🤗 we love a good laugh to make our days lighter. Yes we are the golden girls, meet your brother golden boy Zazanriver, he’s gonna be your wingman from now on 🤣🤣😂😂

Oh yeah. I'm on board.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=HV7AX...

Gotta learn the song bro🤣🤣🤣

Haven't heard that song in years!!

Its probably the greatest tv show intro song ever😂

I agree

I also want to thank you guys for being my friend now.❤

Oh you’re welcomed. We love and support each other 🤗❤️

I don’t know the best 🤣🤣🤣. I like the intro of American Horror Story Series. 😂😂😂

😂😂Flintstones was a good one too. Havent heard American horror story intro.

Here u go 🤣😂youtu.be/1qXiKIM0TKA

Lol. That's scary.😲

Scary in a good way 🤣🤣😂😂😂

Hiba I’m sensing you’re on pie break right now? 😂😂😂

I am back 🤣🤣

Is that an every day thing for her?😁

All day everyday to keep her energy up for us 😂😂😂

😂

What about you? What’s your magic potion? 🤣😂

Mountain Dew...... I know bad for me. Oh and pizza and ice cream. Can i have more than one?😏

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

🤣🤣

Sure you can have more than one. We’re very acceptance, Daz our motto 😂😂😂

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

I Also sometimes take cat naps 🤣🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Sometimes you have a cat nap during our conversation 🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Yeah that’s true 🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Especially when Koko is rambling on and on😴🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Don’t blame her 🥺🤣🤣

What’s dis? Take your frustration to your bedroom where it belongs 🤣🤣😂😂😂

She usually has one whole pie a day.

😲

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Ahem ... you mean once slice 🤣🤣

One slice at a time, and a whole pie every day for life 😂😂😂😂

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

That's what I said right?😂😂

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

You said one whole pie 🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Oops my bad🤦🏻‍♂️😂😂. * slaps self*

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

No need to slap yourself 🤣.

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

That’s different than one slice 🤣🤣

Imnotright
Imnotright in reply to Hb2003

Wow. I missed six sentences. And I was here the whole time!!

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

I type super fast 🤣🤣

Yea they are both super fast typers

I guess. I was thinking I was a slow reader.

I'm slower too. They are like robots🤣🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Ugh rude much 🤣🤣🤦‍♀️

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

I meant it as a compliment 👍🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

🤣🤣 ok mr roboto 🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

I’m not a robot . Now mr roboto is stuck in my head 🤣🤣🤣 whyyy

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

That's exactly what a robot would say🤔

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

🤣🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

You would tell me if you were a robot right?

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

🤣 yes

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Thanks bestie🙂

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Your welcome bestie 🙏❤️

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

I think Koko went for a pie break

I put on a few pounds this past year so I know I'm slow.

Yea I think we all gained a few pounds last year. Stressful year

Lol

Don’t worry much. Let’s start new convo below. This is way too many can’t reach which reply to answer 😅🤣😂

I agree. But I am on road driving for work. Have to get on road again. Will get back on when I can. Thanks guy and gals.

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

Your welcome 🙏❤️

Imnotright
Imnotright in reply to Hb2003

Thank you

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to Imnotright

Your welcome my friend i am glad that you enjoyed 😄

Imnotright
Imnotright in reply to Hb2003

I did very much.

We’ll be here. Drive safe and have a great day ahead 🤗🌈🙏

Thank you

Very important quote as always❤. Once we go beyond that fearful and desiring mind we can enter into our true nature, Zen nature. Where real life happens...Koko has great zest, I can see it👀👌❤😂😂

Oh thank you, zest galore 😂😂😂. Always in the Now. Are you zesty today for golden crew? 🤣🤣❤️

So zesty for them🤣🤣🤣

I can see u took ur good vitamins. Life is good 😂😂😂

Life is so good. I'm so zesty right now👌😂😂

A couple of teddy bears in bed and a few cats down the alley. That’ll do 😂😂😂

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

You mean life’s about too get good ? By Shania Twain

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Oh ya shania. That's my gurl🤣🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

🤣🤣

He called her Shanaynay 🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣 watch me whip whip watch me Shanaynay 🤣🤣🤣

Back n forth. Keep on moving. Keep on grooving 🤣🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣

She was hot when she first started. Sorry couldn't resist😁

SIZZLE

Okay Koko is over here 👋👋👋😂😂😂

Hi

Zazanriver has a lot of nonsense things to say to Koko today. 👋 him Hiba 🤣🤣🤣

Hiba thinks you might be a robot

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Slap 👋

The best bot ever 🤣🤣😂😂😂

My favorite robot❤🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

Aww ☺️

People might report me and think i am a bot 😄🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Tell the truth Hiba. Are you a bot?🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

No I am a human being 🤣

ZazenRiver123
ZazenRiver123 in reply to Hb2003

Oh ya robots dont eat pie🤦🏻‍♂️🤣🤣. You passed the test🤣🤣

Hb2003
Hb2003 in reply to ZazenRiver123

🤣🤣

Everyone wants a bot. Don’t trip 🤣🤣🤣

Me will never trip 🤣🤣

Time to make a post Hiba 😂😂😂❤️

🤣🤣 ok

What should the post be about ? 😄

Be about come about all the possibilities 😂😂

🤣🤣

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