Everyday Zen

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Mar 2, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 160 pages
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In Everyday Zen, author Stephanie Russell states, "Zen mind sees daily life as the main vehicle for higher awareness." Everyday Zen teaches you how to incorporate the principles of Zen into your daily routine. You must be present in the moment and be willing to accept change and let go of tangible items in order to progress. Russell offers numerous methods of integrating Zen into everyday life:o Self-justification is like pouring a cup of sand into the ocean.o Halfhearted action makes mud of a mountain stream. Walk into your work with everything you have and leave with yet more clarity.o Everyday problems can seem unsolvable. They are not. Walk around the block and take in the world: the topiary, the trees, a paper cup crumpled in the grass. When you return home, your solution will be inside the door.o A triumph occurs alongside a calamity. A person is born and another one dies. You're elated and at the same time you're blue. Don't try to make sense of these things. Step back from the drama and observe life without entanglement.
 

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About the author (2003)

Author Stephanie Russell is the author of Andrews McMeel's Monterey Editions Believing in Ourselves: Spiritual Wisdom for Women, Zen: A Spiritual Journey, The Grateful Heart: Finding Joy in Gratitude, and The Spiritual Lighthouse: A Book of Guiding Wisdom; the Little Book The Dalai Lama; and our astrology Tiny Tome series. She has taught kundalini-yoga meditation since 1990. Packager Ariel Books has consistently produced high-quality, small-format gift books. They have increased their sales over the years by making their line more contemporary in style and content. They have established a successful track record in the Little Book, Tiny Tome, Quote-a-Page, Oblong, Monterey, Tuscany, and Spotlight gift book lines.

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