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Zen Psychology In A Nutshell
ZEN PSYCHOLOGY In A Nutshell
Enlightening Insights & Perspectives For Living Mindfully
This book considers key insights and realizations found in the tradition and practice of Zen. These are timeless penetrating perspectives on the nature of being and reality... which have been discovered and re-discovered by great seminal thinkers, teachers and open-minded individuals in the East and the West, throughout all of recorded history. The work endeavors to distill the essence of Zen into succinct statements... which can "point the way" and be useful for living mindfully.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
On The Nature of Zen Knowing
Insights & Realizations
On The Art &Technique Of
A Zen Ode
For Life & Living
ON THE NATURE OF ZEN KNOWING
"For Those That Understand
No Explanation Is Necessary.
For Those That Don't
None Is Possible."
ZEN PSYCHOLOGY - Insights & Realizations
"Much of our understanding, and many of our life experiences, are at a level which is beyond the intellect's abilities to explain or to communicate (ranging from simple experiences like riding a bike and swimming - to profound insight into the nature of being and reality). This deeply intuitive "knowing" is often overlooked, undervalued and doubted - yet it is far more crucial and powerful than our limited mental and verbal abilities."
"Truth, beauty, joy and peace are immediately available in the real world. There is no special place to go, and nothing out of the ordinary to do - to acquire access to these merits - other than to "get real", "come to your senses" and "pay attention"."
"Preoccupation and consumption by the past and the future (e.g. drivenness and hurry sickness) are human foibles that rob one of being fully present to savor and participate in life. Realization of the ultimate magnitude of the moment enhances enjoyment and effectiveness."
ON THE ART & TECHNIQUE OF LIVING MINDFULLY
"The following considers the art and technique of living mindfully and mindfulness - which can be described as a mental state of clear minded awareness that is unencumbered, unfettered and unhurried. The art of living mindfully entails being fully present to experience and savor being alive, awake and aware. The technique of mindfulness involves consciously focusing one's attention on thoughts, feelings, actions and experiences - many of which can at times be self-defeating and toxic."
A ZEN ODE - Uplifting Perspectives
"Let us joyfully stand in awe and wonder
Being mindful of the marvels and mysteries in life and nature
Finding peace and serenity in the power and wisdom of the universe
Gracefully accepting and courageously trusting
That which is beyond our understanding and comprehension
Allaying unfounded fears and speculations."
Â© Copyright 2015 - 2nd Edition - "Dr. Dan" Matzke, Ph.D.
KeyWords: Zen, enlightenment, awakening, satori, insights, mindfulness, psychology, self help, personal growth & development, emotional intelligence
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