Thou shall try to be zen like
1. Number one rule of zen club
So you think you’re zen? Well Champ, do you know what the number one rule about zen club is? It’s not to talk about zen club! You may be a member but don’t boast about it -that’s not zen. Keep it on the down low.
2. Know the truth
I’m sorry to say but unless you are a Buddhist monk, you are not zen. No one really is! We have outward and inward struggles that we go through our entire lives. We can’t always live in the moment or be calm. That’s not realistic. Even if we could be at peace 24/7 would we really want to? Can you imagine how truly boring life would be without daydreaming or feeling a negative emotion? Hell, even Mr. Miyagi got mad at times and felt sadness. We are human beings we feel, we bleed. If you really want to be a little bit happier and a little bit less fucked up, know that life is suffering and apathy is not the solution to life.
3. You do what you do and I do what I do
Someone said something you don’t like? Did someone vote for the “wrong” candidate? Did someone wear something you don’t approve of? To achieve modern “zen-ness” you must accept that you only have the right to control yourself. You are in charge of you! You are not in charge of anyone else no matter how much you are offended. Infringing on someone’s right to be true themselves or make their own decisions is fucked-up to say the least, Kim Jong Un.