The ABC’s of Golden Zen – (The first few sentences repeated for context. To go directly to the DEF and G, scoll down slightly)
I believe I could take any structure: 1-10, the alphabet, types of cars, types of trees, or names of people and share the principles of Golden Zen thinking as an application to that form. Golden Zen not a belief structure or set of rules or way to “think” really, it is about a way of “being,” which is always vital and alive.
I am writing nothing new. I am no guru or spiritual leader. My intention is simply to take the essence of the concepts I am constantly learning and communicate them with my sense of being or my “take on it,” so that others may find a better understanding of the universal truths for themselves.
I chose the alphabet mainly because we rarely use it as adults. The idea is playful.
Over time, I will write more on most of these concepts, but for our purpose now, I present this overview of Golden Zen.
Today we continue with the DEF AND G of Golden Zen.
D – Deliberate: I thought of the word “determined”, but as I sat with it, determined is the ego I used to be; Ready to make it happen whenever necessary. Golden Zen is different, it is deliberate. One could say intentional. To be deliberate implies a choice and a responsibility; an inward commitment that is not swayed by opinion, not even your own.
E – Ego: We could debate this for decades. What is an ego? Is it obsession with good looks or the need to win every time? Maybe. More to my point it is what distracts me from who I really am, who I forgot I already had become. Ego is all about the “form” of being human, or being matter. When Ego was looking for work, he/she applied to be your body guard, and life hasn’t been the same since . Ego is busy protecting what isn’t real anyway, and prevents you from remembering all that is real.
F – Fascinating: Golden Zen gives you the opportunity to be fascinated. According to a popular online Thesaurus, here is the definition of fascinate: “To please greatly or irresistibly.” Applicable synonyms: beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant. When you are aware, aware of the moment, you are often captivated. You have permission to be bewitched by the smallest diversion.
G – Ginger: It had to be. Ginger made my Zen, my meditation, my scared moments, my humble seeking, get real. Ginger changed my world with her unconditional love. Ginger demonstrates the moment-by-moment lifestyle. I am forever grateful.
In the Grace of the Moment,