Should You Wonder
My personal culture does not make it easy to meditate. I need to interact with the outside world. Sure, it’s important to slow down and just sit back, but for me, I find more zen when I am engaged. I find ways to express myself, because that is where I find zen, in self-expression. Zen is that Vibration of Self that breeds more and more of it. It’s forgetting everything else because you’re focused and immersed. This can be plane meditation, but it can also be a vigorous sketch, an emphatic conversation with a best friend, or any kind of exercise.
Zen is an environment carried with you. It’s a lightly lit room with candles and incense and the gentle hum of your heart, but it’s a bit more difficult to figure out what brings the kind of inner peace that’s birthed from interacting with the world around you.
Finding your Powers
I know I can try to meditate over and over, but I don’t really harness from it. I do, however, find it when I’ve hashed out my day with my roommate or when I’ve come up with a great idea that just keeps getting better. But, that’s me. Inner peace is different for each of us and it will reveal itself when we engage with the world around us.
This peaceful room that we often associate with zen, will just be a peaceful room. Unless, what you seek is actually peace in a room, silent and calm. The ticket is understanding what you need and knowing how to get it. The room itself won’t change you; you can’t expect it to. And if you do, you’ll end up really bored really fast.
Some call zen an attitude.