It can seem like our lives are filled with busyness, noise, distractions and often meaningless activities. What if we could filter out all that noise, and focus on the meaningful? What if we could find stillness instead of constant distraction?
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For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realise their true nature. These stories are often puzzling and may seem nonsensical, but ponder them yourself and you might emerge wiser and more self-aware. Here are seven of our favourite Zen stories.
Many first-time meditators (myself included) assume that the most productive (and only) way to meditate is with their eyes closed. The choice is actually yours: keep your eyes closed or open. Each has pros and cons, with neither method guaranteed to be better for you without first trying it out!