Zen is the most essential meditative state in our lives right now, where we dont even get time to remain still and watch the inner mind's sheer beautifulness. If you are postponing to learn meditation now, atleast try giving a zen makeover to your home and see the difference!! You will end up travelling into deep meditative states of your mind :)
Bringing the essence of Zen in our home, is to help calm down our stressed mind, bring clarity in thoughts, allow us to breathe more freely and consciously, become one with nature and things around us (Feel the Oneness). The ultimate reason of Zen design is to create a peaceful, inspiring home that looks good without much a do.
What is Zen in spiritual terms?
Zen is a style of Buddhist spiritual practice. It is sometimes called a 'teaching' or a 'philosophy', but its core is the practice. As a Zen practitioner: # Throughout your daily life and work, you cultivate a calm, clear, pure, wide open attitude of mind. # You practice conscious awareness, with mind and body, in everything you do - all day long. # You practice loving kindness toward all beings (not just the human ones). # You meditate in the zazen style, sitting quietly, emptying your mind of thoughts (memories, plans, opinions) and focusing on your breathing.
Now lets get into business, following are the basics of Zen Design Principle: