So, I started reading Zen Heart by Ezra Bayda again.
It is very strange but I have started reading this book like 20 times since buying it last january. I remember the day I bought this book. I was on a date and we spent hours going through every inch of the bookstore (good times).
Up to that point I had always used the word zen, but I never truly understood what having a zen heart truly ment. Buying this book was supposed to begin my "year of enlightenment". The weird part is I could never get past the first few chapters. I think the book will be more affective this time around.
It was very hard for me to tackle the first phase in the book. Ezra made it clear that the phases of a Zen Heart wont be concrete levels, in other words I might be in the section phase and be fully aware of the first (Which made a lot of sense to me).
I started reading the book again this week. While in "the Me Phase of Practice", I find myself feeling very uneasy. Going through this book section will take me a couple of weeks, but I think it will be worth it in the end. I keep reading over the same chapter within "the Me Phase of Practice" section. I really want to focus on learning all i can from each sentence.
I have declared that this year would be called the year of self discovery! I think this book will give me a new and unique perspective on life. I would really love to adopt a lot of the practices from this book. For example, I used to meditate once every month for clarity. I committed to meditating every morning during the next year. I love the concept of starting my day with a clear mind.
I know this will be a great book!