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ZEN Shredding ~ Insight #23
November 19, 2008

 

 

To be or not to be.

 

 

Most of us spend our lives seeking happiness but never really find it.  We create elaborate plans with lofty goals that may or may not serve us.  It’s good to plan and it’s good to have goals, but true freedom and joy can be ours if we learn to simply observe the moment as it unfolds.

 

 

Extended commentary:

 

Who is it that fears?

 

Who is it that wants?

 

Who is it that desires?

 

Who is it that needs?

 

Who is it that imagines and plans?

 

Who is it that wants to change, fix, transform, create, heal, love, conquer, be something, do something, have something, become something?

 

Who is it that tries?

 

Who is that gives up?

 

Who is it that knows or does not know?

 

Who is it that trusts, forgives, regrets, hurts, finds, loses, runs and doubts?

 

Who is it that struggles?

 

Who is it that forgets, learns, understands, takes, gives and receives?

 

Who is it that feels lost, lonely, afraid, ashamed, confused?

 

Who is it that wants liberation or enlightenment?

 

Who is it that wants to be saved?

 

Who is it that wants to be loved?

 

Who is it that hopes?

 

Who is it that hates?

 

 Who is it that feels joy, sadness, purpose, meaning, success or failure?

 

Who is it that rejects or judges,

 

Who is it that prays or meditates?

 

Who is it that celebrates or suffers?

 

Who is it that is humble, worried, noble, and courageous?

 

Who is it that listens, speaks, hears, see’s?

 

Who is it that thinks, or does thinking happen?

 

Who is it that questions?

 

Prior to the questions you are.

During the questions you are.

After the questions you will be.

 

Be.

 

How would you live your life if you knew the who, the what, the where, the why and the how were already taken care of?

 

To order a copy of ZEN Shredding please visit:

 

http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000161942

 

OR

 

Check out “Living The Dream”, the gift book version of the slideshow/movie that is available to view free on You tube or the ZEN Shredding website; an inspiring read with full color photo’s of Whistler/Blackcomb Alpine…

 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/322380

 

 

(c) Copyright – Michael Sean Symonds. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

 

 

 

ZEN Shredding ~ Insight #22
November 11, 2008

 

Find your “hot spots”.

 

 

 

It’s amazing how easy it is for us to forget what is important and meaningful. When you look at your life do you think about how unhappy and unfulfilled you are?  When you take the time to remember which activities, choices or experiences bring you the most fulfillment and then cultivate more of the same, you’ll often find yourself being re-inspired by your own life and decisions.

 

Extended commentary:

 

You know that you know, and you know that you are; this knowing is always in the now.  In this knowing, is there a reason to justify?  In this knowing and now, is there a reason to explain, validate, or affirm your knowingness? 

 

When we pander to the mind and its need to qualify our knowing, we distract and scatter awareness into this, that and the other.  Instead of staying grounded in the knowing, the mind creates an agenda that seeks proof of the knowing and we lose touch with an expression of our self and our knowing in the now; we lose ourselves in the subsequent nonsense and noise that follows.

 

You know what makes you happy and you know what makes you sad.  The skill of knowing is more important than the solutions that come from that knowing; or not.  Solutions, choices and decisions are irrelevant when you know.  Knowing is relevant; trusting and cultivating that knowing; the knower of the known, is essential.

 

When the mind and body are quiet, we become more aware of knowing.  We can make a distinction between the knowing and the known.  The knowing is an expression of your true Self, undisturbed by the forces, circumstance and situations that may or may not occur in your external life; the known.

 

 The known is that which exists as a diverse expression of the knower, it is an after affect and potential distraction to knowing.  The known will change; the knowing remains the same, undisturbed by the pretence of the known.  What you know about the known, is irrelevant, it is always part a changing known.

 

 

Is knowing more important than the now? 

 

Knowing and the now are not seperate; the known appears to be seperate, the knowing, the known and the now are only seperate at the level of the mind, which craves distinction.  Until the mind is quiet there will always be distinction; the noise that prevents and distracts you from your knowing; if you spend you time knowing the known, it will always take presidence over knowing and the now.  To be in the knowing, is to be in the now; knowing can only ever be an expression of the now.

 

 

Is your attention overtly placed on the relevance of the knowing, or is your attention placed on the irrelevance of the known? 

  

 

Do you negate your knowing for the known?  

  

 

What more do you need than knowing in the now?  

 

 

Take care of the knowing and the known in the now, will also be taken care of.  Take the time to value your knowing over the known; it will be your greatest asset.  Now is the time to know.  Stay in the knowing, and you will be in the now.  

 

 

Now you know…

 

 

Where are your ‘hot spots’ and which ones are missing? What activities, choices or experiences could bring more fulfillment and inspiration into your life?

 

To order a copy of ZEN Shredding please visit:

 

http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000161942

 

OR

 

Check out “Living The Dream”, the gift book version of the slideshow/movie that is available to view free on You tube or the ZEN Shredding website; an inspiring read with full color photo’s of Whistler/Blackcomb Alpine…

 

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/322380

 

 

(c) Copyright – Michael Sean Symonds. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZEN Shredding ~ Insight #19
October 22, 2008

 

If it feels like push, it’s probably time to play.

 

 

 

When your favorite ways of being no longer generate joy, consider that you may be hitting an unrealistic barrier of compulsive expectation.  While discipline sometimes enhances the success of your commitments, it’s often in the moment of play that you will find your greatest insights, breakthroughs and inspiration. 

 

Extended commentary:

 

It would be nice if we could find a singular, all encompassing formulae to fulfill the core need of happiness in life.  There are thousands of strategies to elevate the level of success we experience in life; some of them very functional.  Most human beings look for ways to improve the quality of their life and then continue to live the same predictable way.  An assumption can be made, that a consistent experience of happiness will be guaranteed by practicing a tried and proven method.

 

While the desire for happiness may remain consistent for most of, the how, the what, the where, the when and the why are always in flux, they will always change!  Sometimes we become so obsessed with maintaining the pursuit and experience of happiness, we forget that there is a rhythm and flow to all life which inherently includes expansion AND contraction. 

 

All life is subject to the trends and influence of “bull-expansion and “bear-contraction”; what strategy worked very well for us yesterday, may not work so well today.  Our flexibility and adaptability to life’s constant change, can be enhanced when we acknowledge and remain open to new ways of being, that improve the quality of our resilience in navigating the ebb and flow of experience.  Inherent within this rhythm and experience there will be times when:

 

Expansion exists,

 

and expansion does not exist,

 

Contraction will exists,

 

and contraction does not exist,

 

Both expansion and contraction will exist,

 

and expansion and contraction will not exist.

 

A moment of discipline may inherently resist the prevailing rhythm and flow of your life; a moment of play inherently allows one to be with what is, because you can never change what is.        

 

Do you force yourself to ‘do’ life?

 

To order a copy of ZEN Shredding please visit:

 

http://www.trafford.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000161942

 

OR

 

Check out “Living The Dream”, the gift book version of the slideshow/movie that is available to view free on You tube or the ZEN Shredding website; an inspiring read with full color photo’s of Whistler/Blackcomb Alpine…

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/322380

 

 

(c) Copyright – Michael Sean Symonds. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

ZEN Shredding ~ Insight #14
September 16, 2008

Take some lessons.  

 

We are all intentionally hard wired for Nirvana; a lesson or two with a good teacher will gently support you in the direction of your most treasured dreams.

 

Extended commentary:

 

I don’t think there is a point in life where we stop learning.  Many of us however, consciously or unconsciously decide to stop learning for a hundred different reasons.  When we stop learning, life becomes repetitious and boring. 

 

When pursuing our dreams whatever they may be, we can enhance our success rate by enrolling the support of others in the process of engaging our own dreams.  While many things can be learned by blind practice, we can illiminate a lot of pain and suffering by taking advantage of the wisdom of experience of a friend, coach or teacher, who may add new information to the feedback mix of perception.

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Blog Talk Radio Interview with ZEN Shredding author michael sean symonds…
May 29, 2008

I had the joy of being interviewed for one hour by

 Dr. Niama Williams of http://www.blowingupbarriers.com/ 

…some of my story,

…some of my inspirations,

…some of my passions ~ enjoy!

 Blogg Talk Radio Interview with michael sean symonds

The Rhythm of life…
February 2, 2008

My life flows with rhythm and ease.

My breath, my life, my rhythm.

Every breath,

every moment,

all rhythm.

I listen to my rhythm,

I feel my rhythm,

I touch my rhythm,

I Am

the rhythm.

Listen to your rhythm.

Celebrate your rhythm.

Trust your rhythm.

Experience your rhythm.

The rhythm expands,

the rhythm contracts.

Surrender to the rhythm,

I   A M .

Consciousness flows with rhythm and ease.

Consciousness as breath, Consciousness as life ~ all rhythm.

As Consciousness, we listen to the rhythm,

as Consciousness she feels the rhythm,

as Consciousness he touches the rhythm,

Consciousness

is

the

 r y t h m . 

 

Listen to the rhythm of Consciousness,

Celebrate the rhythm of Consciousness,

Trust the rhythm of Consciousness,

Experience the rhythm of Consciousness.

The rhythm of Consciousness expands,

the rhythm of Consciousness contracts,

Surrender to the rhythm of Consciousness

I   A M .

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