Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Zen Master Shunryu Suzuki chilling..image from facebook group, hopefully Zen master is cool with me using it..he looks like he is.

"It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness." - Shunryu Suzuki

Following on from Kit and my recent blogging (See HERE and HERE) about lying relaxation practices (which are great) and their importance, I thought I would write briefly about the higher art; relaxed awareness and serenity (calmness) in activity. 

Bringing the states that you cultivate on the cushion, chair, standing or ground in a quiet space, into your daily life is quite the challenge.  Still, it's a great way to see if your practice is actually working (or not), and for those of you who have deeper experiences of this, there really is no giving up or going back. 

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