Zen Me

zen2There are many ways I work to increase my positive mental attitude — prayer is one, meditation is another. For me, daily prayer is much easier because I’ve been doing it since I was a child. However, meditation is my Achilles’ heel. I’ve been practicing for 10 minutes every morning — sitting still, in complete silence, not allowing any distracting thoughts to enter my mind and it’s so hard! And, of course, as soon as you start clearing out the cobwebs, stuff comes out of nowhere to test your resolve.

Recently, I discovered that a (popular) blogger had said some not-so-nice things about me. Why? I don’t know. But, in the spirit of positivity, I reached out and offered to discuss her concerns in person. She deflected and placed the blame on those she said were dead set on destroying her reputation. Lightbulb moment! I was probably not the first blogger she’d allegedly insulted and if I stooped to her level, I’d get dirty too, so rather than press the issue, I decided to let karma run its course.

My grandmother use to say “Prayer changes things” and I’m beginning to believe that meditation does too and staying in a controlled head space might just be the key to peace of mind, contentment, and a long, happy life.

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2 Responses to “Zen Me”

  1. 1
    Katia G. says:
    May 13, 2014 at 4:43 am

    An ancient Greek philosopher, Epicure, said that if we try to live our lives aiming our good reputation means that we will be living a life according to other peoples rules. That means that we live a stressed life without happiness and without peace of mind. Keep in mind that tranquility and peace are the ultimate purpose for a happy life according to Epicure.

    So, what I am saying is that you should keep on doing exactly what you are doing, focusing on the people who appreciate you and leaving out the ones that do otherwise. In the end of the day, you know better where/if you were wrong or right. You walk your own path in life.

    Keep up what you are doing and ignore anyone that agitates your serenity!



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    Nonnie says:
    May 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    If you’re talking about the blogger I believe you are, then you’re right.
    Karma will rule at the end of the day.
    She’s definitely insulted more than one blogger.
    Keep your head up, you’re great!