But yesterday I discovered some new found motivation to improve my sense of calm this month; becoming Zen.
Zen, according to my best friend the Oxford English Dictionary, is;
"A Japanese school of Mahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value of meditation and intuition rather than ritual worship or study of scriptures. Zen Buddhism was introduced to Japan from China in the 12th century, and has had a profound cultural influence. The aim of Zen is to achieve sudden enlightenment (satori) through meditation in a seated posture (zazen), usually under the guidance of a teacher and often using paradoxical statements (koans) to transcend rational thought."That's not exactly what I meant, and is a bit too wordy for my liking. So instead, I found this perfect short descriptor of what I want to bring into my life during the last week of my resolution Don't Rush.
"Zen deals with things as they are, that is with reality." Source.So for the next seven days, I will be practicing mindfulness, meditation and finally succumbing to my promise to try yoga.
And to spark my new attitude, I found some encouragment to help me along the way.