Breakfast Coffee with the Zen Rocks…

Breakfast Coffee with the Zen Rocks…

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Moon’s Zen Moment…

My mornings are the most precious time for me because it allows me to reflect and appreciate all of the blessings the Universe has conferred in my life.

As I take long walks in the mornings sometimes, I always pass this tiny park (only few blocks from my house) with big rocks — which I named “Zen Rocks.”  For its obvious Zen namesake, these rocks embody such a still presence that bring me so much peace and awareness of my own presence. The rocks’ stillness belies its enormous power. When I connect to the still energies of these rocks, my mind quiets and my heart opens to the truth about my life.

Thich Nhat Hahn, one of my favorite spiritual Buddhist monks, teaches that we are one with nature because we are all made up of the same building blocks of atoms, cells, etc., and so when we connect with nature, we are actually connecting with ourselves.

However, unlike humans, whose minds or egos create so much internal suffering and unhappiness, nature has no such ego ailments, so it always manifests itself in the highest level of perfection, which is why we are always in awe of its magnificence. When we strip away the ego part of ourselves, we can also know our true inner nature and manifest our own perfection, like these Zen rocks.

So to connect with our Universe and myself, just the other day, I decided to take my morning coffee and enjoy it with these Zen rocks.  Its calming and peaceful energy brought me to my precious Zen Moment…

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