By Ezra Bayda (Author), Charlotte Joko Beck (Foreword)

We will use no matter what lifestyles provides, Ezra Bayda teaches, to bolster our non secular practice—including the turmoil of way of life. What we want is the willingness to simply be with our experiences—whether they're painful or pleasing—opening ourselves to the truth of our lives with out attempting to repair or swap something. yet doing this calls for that we confront our such a lot deeply rooted fears and assumptions that allows you to steadily turn into freed from the constrictions and pain they convey. Then we will wake up to the loving-kindness that's on the middle of our being.

While many books aspire to carry meditation into daily event, Being Zen offers us useful how you can truly do it, introducing options that allow the reader to foster characteristics necessary to persisted religious awakening. subject matters contain how one can domesticate:

• Perseverance: staying with anger, worry, and different distressing feelings.
• Stillness: abiding with chaotic stories with out turning into crushed.
• readability: seeing during the conditioned ideals and fears that "run" us.
• Direct adventure: encountering the actual truth of the current moment—even whilst that second is strictly the place we do not are looking to be.

Like Pema Chödrön, the best-selling writer of while issues collapse, Ezra Bayda writes with transparent, heartfelt simplicity, utilizing his personal lifestyles tales to demonstrate the lessons in a right away and obtainable approach that might attract a huge spectrum of readers.

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This book is about learning what it takes to cultivate that willingness. As we open to the willingness to just be, a sense of spaciousness develops around our suffering. It is my wish that this book guide you toward this experience of spaciousness. For isn’t this what we all want—to experience the equanimity that arises when we can willingly be with our life as it is? PART I the basics of practice 1 Skating on Thin Ice I HAVE A PICTURE ON MY WALL of a girl ice-skating. She’s gliding along, arms held high and head thrown back.

Although I have known him for years as a student, a friend, and now a fellow teacher, I hesitate to string a lot of nice adjectives with his name—these are never the exact truth of a person. But I do live with Ezra’s kindness, his steadiness and keen perceptiveness—and most of all, his unceasing practice. And I am confident in recommending his book to you. Enjoy it and benefit. —Charlotte Joko Beck Acknowledgments I WISH TO EXPRESS MY DEEP GRATITUDE to Charlotte Joko Beck, my teacher and friend.

Yet he discovers that he can’t exactly make the robots walk. All he can do is program a sequence of mechanical actions that might result in walking. This relatively simple task gives him a glimpse into the incredible complexity of human movement and the difficulty of programming change. Yet still he looks for a way to maintain the illusion of control. The man who researches mole rats sets up elaborate displays in museums that illustrate how, like ants and bees, mole rats have a self-contained and intelligent community.

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