This time last year: defining ZEN
Out of curiosity, I decided to take a trip back thru time (by way of my quilt blog) to see where I was, what I was doing and what I was thinking at this time last year, a Wednesday in the middle of September. Here is what I had to say about “what Zen means to me”:
“Peace through understanding and acceptance. Truly embracing the moment. Mindfulness to the task at hand and the people around you.
“Seeing that where you are is good and with God. Allowing yourself to be led to new destinations and giving yourself over to an appreciation of the pathway and a willingness to explore it’s turnings.
“Surrounding yourself with your work, your dreams, your purpose and immersing yourself in the joy of it. Believing in the importance of each step you take and each smile give. Loving yourself and the world enough to honor forgiveness for steps not taken, smiles not given.
“Contemplating life and fear and love and war and peace and sadness and continuing to find God in it all.”
~Kimberly Mason, Active Contemplate, Zen Quilter
Huh, interesting. And ya gotta love the wine-drinking half-nekked lady on the bike…