Category Archives: zen

10 Zen Approaches to Summer for soft bipolar cyclothymia: 1. turn off the phone…..stop that compulsive multitasking. You don’t have to be available every minute for others you know. 2. be mindful of surroundings, sounds, birds, children playing: summer is a time to do things but also just watch things go by

10 Zen Approaches to Summer for soft bipolar cyclothymia:

1. turn off the phone…..stop that compulsive multitasking. You don’t have to be available every minute for others you know.
2. be mindful of surroundings, sounds, birds, children playing: summer is a time to do things but also just watch things go by
3. slow down, do less
4. continue eating healthy
5. choose activities you want to participate in
6. anger, panic, speeding tickets, spending, and rushing are a sign of too much or even hypomania. Slow down and do your blue light management. Watch out for compulsion to do things

http://www.boisebipolarcenter.com/2011/09/blue-light-management-for-soft-bipolar.html
7. increase your meditative and spiritual practices, not reduce them in summer
8. have some quiet and alone time
9. take time to ask others, “How is your day going”
10. listen to soft, calming music

www.boisebipolarcenter.com

Bipolar Cyclothymia Centered and meditative living: Rumi Poems ll

Luck is the one who takes the moon hostage.

I was blindly searching for His hand while all the while He was holding mine.

O moon, I have become famous because of you.

Opent the door to your blessings.

Go in the direction where there is no direction.

Don’t lower yourself
dont knock on every dooor
You yourself are what you are looking for
Don’t say I can’t
Say you can, “just do it”.

Do you smell a loaf of bread?
Go to that smell.

Salvation comes when you give in.

How do you get the juice without crushing it?

Work, keep digging
Submit to daily practice
Keep on knocking and the joy inside you
will eventuall open a window
and look out to see who is there

 When the ocean comes to you as a lover, marry it at once.
Don’t postpone it.

To find my way there i need to let go of my knwoing

When my soul soared
to that blesseed sphere
I was free of the tyranny of why and how
at last the thousand veils lifted
and I could behold the hidden secret.

The intellect says don’t take anotehr
stop toweard annihalation
its nothing but throns
Love says that the thorns are withing you
Be silent and pull the thorns of living out
of the foot of the heart
until you can see in your inside that field of flowers

Last night
I finally set my intelledt free
severed the dependenc
when my heart saw that
it took wings and flew

Now go, find your own Sun

Oh soul
you worry too much
you have seen your own strenght
you have seen your own beauty
you have seen your on golden wings
anything less
why do you worry
you are in truth
the soul, of the soul, of the soul

When the ocean finaly comes to you as a lover

The definition of zen

some definitions of Zen, from an urban view

One way to think of zen is this: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.
 

Complete and absolute peace.
I am so zen. This guy dumped muddy water on me and I just smiled and waved.

The idea of being one with your mind, so that self-perfection, self-preservation, and self-renouncement are freely available. One who studies the power of “zen” is one who challenges him- or herself to attaining complete physical confidence through mental stability. The power of zen is often manifested in the physical world as telepathy or entropy, and more so in the spiritual world as post-death abominations.
“He was so attuned with zen that he could see the future.”
 

A state of mind in which one is calm and impassive and does not betray their true emotions. Nothing phases one who is zen.
Erica: Hey Jackie, do you wanna go the mall today?
Jackie *being zen but not rude*: Whatever.
Erica: So is that a yeah?
Jackie: Thats cool.
Erica *losing her cool and thus any sense of zen*: ??????