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Philip Toshio Sudo has found Zen in the unlikeliest of places and has written about them: Zen Guitar, Zen Sex, and Zen Computer. Now, in Zen 24/7, it's Zen everything. But if it's true that being mindful in every moment is the heart of Zen, then everything is Zen. Taking just this approach, Sudo walks readers through a full day, from alarm clock to bedtime, stopping to ruminate on how the most mundane things, from a beer to a meeting to the dry cleaners, can remind us of bits of Zen wisdom. A Zen flag reminds us that it is the mind that moves; Zen fuzzy dice remind us to flow with traffic; a Zen mall reminds us to reduce desires; Zen sleep reminds us that every day's a good day. As in the best Zen writing, Sudo's observations are breezy but packed with genuine insight. There is a bit of sly humor and lots of encouragement, as if each page were a daily affirmation. This is a book to read through once, then pick up often for reminders, especially the page on Zen shopping, which you'll want to post on your refrigerator. --Brian Bruya --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A more involved but also more fun approach can be found in Philip Toshio Sudo's quirky Zen 24/7: All Zen/All the Time, which dares to dissect a typical day and insert Zen-ish meditation opportunities into the most mundane of moments. Separate chapters deal with driving in the car, running errands, working out, getting ready in the morning and other quotidian activities. Sudo finds that standing in line at the ATM offers an opportunity to experience gratitude for spiritual riches; likewise, stopping at a traffic light gives us the chance to take a deep breath and enjoy a moment of stillness. Those who say they have no time for meditation will relish this humorous but perceptive book.
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