i've been thinking about my concepts of things and how they get in my way. the first is my concept of what zen is. the idea of zen has gotten into my consciousness complete with images, definitions, connotations, even its own decorating style. it has come to mean some kind of calm, blissful state. there seem to be associations with slowness (as in if you are a zen buddhist, perhaps you walk slowly?) also some associations with being happy, patient, and loving. certainly never, ever angry. trader joe's even makes a line of cleaning products called 'trader zen.' they are really good, but i'm not sure what is zen about them. they smell good? is zen supposed to smell good?
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Monday, October 17, 2005
Good Zen blog. This excerpt from a recent post echoes some of the questions raised on the Zen Marketing posts here on Zen Filter. This word "Zen" sure is getting a lot of mileage these days: