Zen and Peace (the Way for Enduring Harmony)
Many people today are insecure. Due to the great changes in the world situation and society, it makes sense for our lives to break apart at any time. Rather than allowing this to cause anxiety, it is a wonderful teacher who will wake up. This uncertainty prompts us to look for another way to find peace that is not based on external circumstances, but comes from within. No matter what happens in our lives, it is possible to live from another point of view to engage with the basic experience of peace and prosperity that forms the ground of our lives, but often only comes from consciousness.  Usually, we are thinking of peace as a conflict, change and the lack of confusion, a state that seems impossible in this ever-changing world. But the truth is that confusion and conflict are not our enemies. It is the difficulty of finding the way to lasting harmony. This is the essence of Zen teaching and Zen practice.
The road to lasting harmony is not a passive state. This is a lifelong practice that needs to be actively preserved. In the scripture he says, "Seek the peace and continue." This requires the real commitment, perseverance and understanding of peace. It requires both necessary and attentive attention. Nowadays, bets are too high to not do this.
The question will be how to achieve this balance? How to find what does not change in the world of constant change? You have to start with the fact that life is brisk and insecure. Change is inevitable. As surfers learn to surf the waves, we need to be at home because of the waves of change. This is achieved by reducing attachment and attachment. As soon as we learn to experience and evaluate every moment in full, what is it, then we are able to leave it and become available until the next moment.
There are a number of areas where peace must be realized – in ourselves, in ourselves, and in others, between ourselves and the divine. If any part of the unbalanced, lasting peace can not be sustained.
Peace is not a false sense of security, but an understanding of how to interact with the forces we have undergone. Instead of reacting automatically, we need to learn how to respond best. Automatic, common reactions lead us and others blindly. Answering, however, involves the ability to react, the ability to see things as they are, balance themselves, and provide an adequate response. This is a demand for peace seeking.
Many may not know the mighty power of their choices and actions for their lives and the lives of others. They said that even a little true love has the power to dissolve the hate of the hate. The miracle of being so cruel to our good intentions is why we hold the thoughts of hatred and vengeance. This is the first step.
Rather than pretend to be affectionate and peaceful, we need to learn how to actively work with those who are opposed to peace. We need to learn how to work for our fears and anger when it comes up. Even in the middle of anger, we will be peaceful when we learn how to handle it properly. So we are continuing and practicing peace.
Anger is an Anxiety
In this culture, expression of anger is often encouraged. We feel it is good to rely on others, to set up our rights, not to let ourselves become a victim of abuse. From this point of view, the force of anger expression. After expressing this anger, we feel that we are no longer victims. We do not recognize that we can still become victims of the annoying anger.
We test our anger by deciding that some people are "bad" and worthy of punishment. Others are worth punishing them. We do not see that human life is fluid, bad for good, and vice versa. We can be the saints in a moment, devils the following. We are a process that has many permutations. If we decide not to condemn and hate others when we recognize their anger (and ours), which is – sudden storm and misery, we will not give power and soon evaporate. When we do not hate hatred, the beginning of peace becomes possible.
When hatred, fear and anger arise, you need to focus and experience them as they are. When we are able to remain constant and balanced during the rage of the rage, we do not engage in automatic reaction and attack, anger is dissolved and inevitably replaced by compassion and insight. We are able to see that we contribute to stir and we can easily eliminate it. We will increase to understand the difference between our true nature and our dualistic self-centered mind.
The dualistic self-centered mind
Basically, the self-centered mind is violent, competitive, full of condemnation and self-desire, not another. Wherever he sees the enemy, he likes to close the reality and stretch the fantasies in everything that is happening. If you do not meet your personal needs and desires, anger will arise, destroying your peace and the peace of others.
By learning to recognize the self-centered mind that is what does not support or nourish, we become leaders, become stronger and have access to our true nature, purity, compassion and wisdom that always knows how to solve it conflicts and lasting peace
The power to create harmony
Our existence has the power to harmonize and change many things. This state of being is to be cultivated daily. This state is a mind that reacts and does not react. It is a mind that recognizes the truth of anger and how it can easily be dissolved when it is not considered a positive one. That means looking for peace and being able to forgive. These are active states that require not only consciousness and discipline, but the true consciousness of all that we are capable of. As we cultivate this state of being, we become sensitive, not reactive. We do not live our lives based on the knee response reaction, which is happening to everything. Terror can not go too far. In fact, we can undo the terror, not just for ourselves, but for all that we contact.
This soul and practice is nicely expressed in a zen poem.
I stopped the war. "-Paul Reps.
Cc / author / 2005