I was once asked a question by a friend that caught me by surprise:
“Zaty, how come you always look so calm and collected? It’s like you are never fazed by anything at all.”
I blinked back, a smile frozen on my face. A thought flashed through my mind:
If only you knew…
Outwardly, I may look calm, but in my mind… it produces a kajilion of ‘what-ifs’ questions every minute and will go ‘boing-boing’ haphazardly in my head – each waiting for their turn to be answered.
I guess I have always been rather good in keeping my emotions in check, probably because I have a strong foundation in accepting occurrences (good or bad) that happen and knowing how to deal with them the right way.
Here are some of the things I practice in attempts to maintain a clear and controlled zen. Hopefully it will be a beneficial read for all of us!