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Back in April – on a 100 day deep retreat! Today is day 19 . . .

100 days | day 19: Friday January 24th ’20 . . . “Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”  Karl A. Menninger

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of New Moon Phase | Earth Empaths A Return to Innocence [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Friday Tea-time Blogs:

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen destressing art and our teas | Turmeric [Golden] Tea and mind care

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 18: Thursday January 23rd ’20 . . . “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  Aesop

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of New Moon Phase | Earth Empaths A Return to Innocence [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Thursday Blogs:

How Do I “zen-up” My Day . . ?

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

 

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 17: Wednesday January 22nd ’20 . . . “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”  Kahlil Gibran

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths A Return to Innocence [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Wednesday Wisdoms:

Wednesday Wisdoms | your wisdom is . . .

.Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 16: Tuesday January 21st ’20 . . . “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”  William Blake

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths A Return to Innocence [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Tuesday Thrive teachings:

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Journaling #2

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 15: Monday January 20th ’20 . . . “Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.”  Will Rogers

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths A Return to Innocence [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Monday Motivations:

Monday Motivations | creative chaos a-la zen.vegan.thrive : Earth’s Heartbeat

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 14: Sunday January 19th ’20 . . . “The only journey is the one within.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From my Sunday Spirituality – zen poetry:

Sunday Spirituality | . spirit of zen . Voice of Suzen zen poetry

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 13: Saturday January 18th ’20 . . . “Lord make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred let me sow love.”  Francis of Assisi

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From Edition #2 Newspaper Editorial:

On the “Newsstand” Zen Vegan Thrive Weekly | Saturday newspaper and updates #2

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 12: Friday January 17th ’20 . . . “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”  Edgar Allan Poe

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Last Quarter Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Friday Tea-time Blogs:

Friday Tea-time . . . zen and the art of the tea-way to destress and thrive

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 11: Thursday January 16th ’20 . . . “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.”  Jane Austen

 

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Thursday Blogs:

zen of Destiny . . . nothing is broken

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 10: Wednesday January 15th ’20 . . . “Learning never exhausts the mind.”  Leonardo da Vinci

 

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Wednesday Wisdoms Blogs:

Wednesday Wisdoms . . . maybe, maybe not!

Wise Woman in Illuminated Prayer. Elena Ray

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 9: Tuesday January 14th ’20 . . . “Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.”  Henry James

 

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Tuesday Teachings Blogs:

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Journaling #1

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 8: Monday January 13th ’20 . . . “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”  Amelia Earhart

 

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Monday Motivation Blogs:

Monday Motivations | creativity a-la zen.vegan.thrive

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 7: Sunday January 12th ’20 . . . “It is better to be loved than feared, if you cannot be both.”  Niccolo Machiavelli

 

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

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Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Sunday Spirituality Blogs:

Sunday Spirituality | . if zen . Voice of Suzen zen poetry

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 6: Saturday January 11th ’20 . . . “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.”  A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From our first Saturday Newspaper Editorial :

First Edition! On the “Newsstand” Zen Vegan Thrive Weekly Newspaper | Saturday news and updates #1

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 5: Friday January 10th ’20 . . . “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”  Indira Gandhi

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

Daily Practice

Updates for this week are in the Practice section [check the pull-down menu]: Week of Full Moon Phase | Earth Empaths Temple Practices [these daily practices come from my The Kindest Revolution Website].

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From one of my Friday Zen Tea-Way Blogs:

Friday Tea-time . . . thrive of the zen tea way | Galangal

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 4: Thursday January 9th ’20 . . . “There is nothing permanent except change.”  Heraclitus

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

From one of my Thursday Blogs:

zen is not a cop out . . . it’s a Way to thrive

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 3: Wednesday January 8th ’20 . . . “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.”  Franklin D. Roosevelt

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

“I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program!” SuZen

From one of my Wednesday Wisdom Blogs:

Wednesday Wisdoms . . . maybe, maybe not!

Wise Woman in Illuminated Prayer. Elena Ray

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 2 . . . “But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.”  Ernest Hemingway

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program! SuZen

From one of my Tuesday Teachings:

Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Journaling #1

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste
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100 days | day 1 . . . “I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.”  John Keats

Enjoy the zen.vegan.thrive blog archives and the “quote of the day” I’m posting daily.

I’ll be on a 100-day deep meditation retreat for 3 months from Monday January 6th – so, back in April, with my new Zen Meditation Online-Retreat program! SuZen

From one of my Monday Motivations:

Monday Motivations | creative chaos a-la zen.vegan.thrive : Earth’s Heartbeat

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Do please enjoy all the content, especially daily practices in the Practice section [this comes from my The Kindest Revolution website] Most importantly, if you want to learn to live with Zen in daily life, is learning Flow: we live and practice with our Main Moon phases, or “Mansions of the Goddess” where our Mother finds her joy. And for those of you empathic with Mother Earth, our Planet, there’s practice updating daily for the grounding, strengthening, balancing and energetic growth we need to live comfortably with our sensitivities.

Keep well, be kind to yourself, others and Planet.

Namaste, Suzen

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste

“New Year New Thinking” Zen Vegan Thrive Weekly | SuZen Editorial: Edition Saturday 4th January 2020

Welcome to this week’s newspaper!

I’m so happy to write: ” . . . New Year New Thinking – the Newspaper’s mission is: Re-thinking Conscious Worldview, Global Education and Future Vision  . . . ” Today’s edition is a very positive step along that path.

So, here’s a run-down of articles, features, videos and images: First Book Review of the year is “Simplicity of Life” by Steve Leasock . . . we have Jane Redfern’s piece “Letting Go of the Past” and my own “zen of Nonsense”.

Delving deeper by the week into our Voice of Men editorial thread : Wisdoms to support us in our growth on our paths – this week, it was Gandhi’s voice that was calling out   . . . in the paper’s lower third video section: ” . . . fight with peace.”

In the music videos section, honouring Yusuf Cat Stevens as a stellar musical influence for our times: so many, many people have bonded with his song “get on board the Peace Train.”

As usual in the video section:  Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das [formerly Adam Elenbaas] | Tarot card readings for next week for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali – and she gives us a current energies check-in for this first weekend of the year.

Vegan cooking by Avant Garde Vegan and Ireland’s The Happy Pear  | More incredibly “mad weather” by MrMBBB  | Plus more practice from me to keep us in tune and in touch with art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . all Divine Feminine energetic expressions . . . we’re flowing through First Quarter Moon Phase all this week.

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the videos and photos section today] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line to get the weekly paper into your email inbox and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

Much love
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
SuZen

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Our new partnership with Cup and Leaf [Austin, Texas] helps to subsidise the Newspaper with every Tea order you make!

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Newspaper Banner image this week: People Silhouetted during Sunset | Photo by Min An from Pexels

 

 

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “learning silence” | A Zen Story [Koan]

Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this short animated zen story on the tale of the 4 students learning to be silent for 7 days, a koan for the tea way to tranquility of mind and wisdom.

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Learning to be Silent

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A wisdom story for our age of control and drama!

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Learning to be silent

We’re in an age of trying too hard and automatic responses to drama/trauma . . . caused by many things of course, our own evolution and mis-guided priorities and values. We’re in crisis as Humanity . . . but Humanity always needs crisis to make the structural changes we need to change . . .

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As usual, I encourage you to inform yourself and if you’re instinctively drawn to a daily way to tranquility and peace for your mind-body-spirit then gen up as much as you can with self-education. Learn more about our Zen Tea-way in my blog.

Enjoy! suzen

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With Gratitude to Cup and Leaf: we’ve partnered up with these lovely people – and when you buy your teas from them, we get a little bit of commission which helps to support the zen.vegan.thrive Newspaper every week! Check out their own amazing Tea Bundles in their shop.

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You can make donations to support the teachings! Namaste

zen of Nonsense : or Order and Seeming Sense | Ancient Steps to Mystery

It’s only human beings and their need for orderly minds that would have the audacity to assume that the Universe can be ordered and structured.

Maybe, maybe not – there is no seeming “sense” in the chaos-order-cycle of Divine Consciousness played out in our Cosmos, and of course by the Mother of Existence – nature.

 

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Nonsense of Order


It may seem a bit nonsensical in our seemingly ordered, logical and linear world that we could jump into something as vast as self-realisation through At-one-ment with the Ultimate Mystery in maybe only 10 minutes of meditation. But Yoga has been described as a many threaded tapestry, all threads of which ultimately lead us to our Union, Samadhi . . . and on this Ancient path, we learn that the sacred place is where we are, and what we are doing is opening our spiritual vision to see our life in that way. This is a path of practice that is further than the Yoga that many of you know.

As I teach it, Yoga is the practice which enables us to live with Divine Communication in our lives . . . and with zen living with Direct Experience of our own Divinity.

“It’s only human beings and their need for orderly minds that would have the audacity to assume that the Universe can be ordered and structured.”

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Initiation and Transmission


In our practice of meditation we follow ancient steps taking us from self-acceptance to the necessary inner peace and balance for our conversations with the Divine . . . with Yoga, your Union with the Divine . . . with zen we let this flow into our daily life, living in a unique way of being and bringing order as a principle in our practice.

Yoga as we know translates as “union” or “communion” but it also means discipline – the discipline in our practice. So we’re bringing a form to our meditation practice through discipline . . . the path which leads us to the At-One-Ment, or transcending to the mystery. Yoga also means “to bind” – it is what your Soul is “bound to” or your Bliss: your Dharma path. Zen means simply “meditation” or focused concentration flowing into the form of our life . . . so zen is free-flowing, it flows into whatever form our life takes [which means our culture.]

And it is a process of initiation, opening and growing our consciousness individually so that the vastness of the Ancient knowledge can be transmitted to us: sometimes with simplicity and very few words.

Because none of this is orderly just for the sake of pacifying a human being’s day-to-day mind, and most of the time “making sense of it all”, is a futile path.

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Simple Practice


Simple practice is important: so, for example, practice in breath flow through the subtle bodies, our Koshas, and perhaps with an ancient zen centering meditation, as centering brings us into the balance we need to open awareness of consciousness, and the inner peace we need for our Conversations with God/Goddess . . . keeping the channel for Divine Communication open, opening our hearts and minds to our signs from Heaven.

“It’s a process of initiation, opening and growing our consciousness individually so that the vastness of the Ancient knowledge can be transmitted to us.”

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Contemplation


And, for contemplation, mainly for Westerners not familiar with this from the Upanishads, there are a few lines here which I’ll leave you with:

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[Reading starts at about 2 minutes into the video!]

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A Reading From The Upanishads

I do not know god
nor can I say that I don’t know it

If you understand the meaning of . . .
“I neither know nor don’t know . . . “
you understand god

Those who realise
that god cannot be known
truly know

Those who claim that they know
know nothing

Namaste, Susan

Image: Ancient Meditation Mudra |  Elena Ray [elenaray.com Twitter: @OldChineseMan]

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Wednesday Wisdoms | Voice of Men | wisdoms . . . for our growth: Gandhi

 

Gandhi’s wisdom and strength: I left the Wednesday slot on the Blog free purposefully, intuitively wanting to know what would “flow in”. Wisdom is what seems to want to flow . . . but maybe not every Wednesday, so maybe there’ll be a blog or post of some kind, and maybe not. As long as the inspiration keeps coming, I’ll keep going with it. It seems to keep coming and flowing . . . wisdom IS a Divine source of life power, so: inexhaustible!

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This series of inspirations is a new way of distilling wisdom and passing it onto you . . . “Voice of Men”. This week: Gandhi speaks to us :

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Gandhi: ”  . . there is an indefinable, mysterious power that pervades everything!”

 

 

This is the unedited voice of Gandhi giving one of his most famous speeches: Satyagraha is Gandhi’s powerful concept | non-violent resistance, fighting with peace and the power of “Soul-force”.

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

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“Balance is what happens when you know in your heart something is right.”

Enjoy! suzen

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Tuesday Teachings – thrive | Practice : The 5 Wisdoms of Preparation #1

A Meditation Garden: Elena Ray

When you think of “Thrive”, think of the seemingly small things that happened as you were birthed into this life: first you had to breathe, then you needed washing and the protection of warmth, then nurturing, fluids and sleep . . . and very, very importantly your little bodymind started moving for your survival and health [but then, you’d been moving quite a bit in the “void-space” of your mother’s womb]. Putting all of these vitalities together – we can call this our need for “practice”.

 

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Practice and Preparation | Introducing the 5 Wisdoms

 

Practice, whether it’s Yogasanas, Meditation or simply sitting quietly breathing, is how we show our Soul that we are sincere and persistent about our intentions. Intention for practice is where the power lies for transformation, so that’s personal growth, health, self discovery, potential.

 

We’re coming up to New Year all over the world, when hopefully our energies pick up: and many of you will have intentions of introducing some form of regular practice into your life.

 

Home practice is a wonderful way of supporting and re-affirming whatever you do in classes. So welcome to this guide on the wisdoms of preparation for practice, which answers some frequently asked questions, and in particular includes guidance for making your own sanctuary space.

 

But first, a little more about intention: intention is what brings about physical, mental, emotional and spiritual change in our lives as we re-align ourselves with our Soul and its eternal journey, the Supreme Soul and Consciousness.

 

The free flow of Consciousness through every level of our being is what brings health, harmony and joy into our lives.

 

And wisdom opens up in you when you realise your own Divinity, and that this is a a Life Power. Wisdom one is in the blog next week . . .

 

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“Balance is what happens when you know in your heart something is right.”

 

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Namaste, SuZen

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Here’s a Refresher on “thrive” . . .

When you think “thrive”, think of all the seemingly small, but necessary daily elements of life as nourishing the miraculous organ you are as a human being. At our essence we are a living organism, on a living Planet, in a living Universe. So, here’s something else I’ve been teaching this for over 20 years : the miracle of our self as an organism, and how we help it maintain balance [or some kind order in the chaos of living]: silence is essential – the teaching never changes, results of practice are always the same . . .

All we are on a physical level as a human being is air, water and food. And physically, our body’s 10-13 trillion cells replace themselves every 100 days [just over 3 months]. How about that for a “slow flow”? And how do we help our organism to replace and renew?

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Why we do what we do to thrive: learning to be “you”

I’m a teacher, so repeating myself goes with the job! Small steps, small changes . . . one day at a time: in 100 days from now you’ll be a new you! I’ve said this to you before, I’m sure there’ll be many tellings again. [ Read more about this in my blog  . . . thrive | Rest and Relaxation #1 ]

And, so, let’s talk about repetition and commitment as well as practicalities and practices: we could take the attitude of  “What’s the point in showering we’re only going to get dirty again?” or  “Why bother washing up when we’re only going have to redo it when we reuse the dishes.” Come to think of it, what’s the point in eating, when we’ll be hungry in a few hours time? And of course, sleeping’s unnecessary, too . . .  we just always end up feeling tired again, don’t we? I don’t think I need to say anymore, do I? Some things in life just need to be repeated: and diligently.

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A single change doesn’t always effect a permanent transformation. But taking things one step at a time in your day eventually leads to trillions of new cells of “you-ness”. You could try my very simple program “Steps to Silence” : a 7 day short program in spending more time in silence.

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Enjoy! suzen

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Monday Motivations | creative chaos a-la zen.vegan.thrive : Celebrating 100 consecutive daily posts!

 

Today for Monday Motivation: Celebrating 100 days of daily posts on the Blog since we started Autumn of 2019!  

AUM – what a joy!!

 

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My Motivation:

 

 

Lau Tzu: “Simplicity, Patience, Compassion : these are your 3 jewels and with them you will go a long way . . . “

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SuZen

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Sunday Spirituality | . . one line zen poem: be happy . . Voice of Suzen

 

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be happy : how? : breathe : smile
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[CREDIT: Photo of Woman Near a Wall by Hannah Nelson from Pexels ]

 

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“The Most Boring Edition Ever” Zen Vegan Thrive Weekly | SuZen Editorial: Edition Saturday 28th December 2019

Un-welcome to this week’s newspaper!

I can only write: ” . . . today’s is the most boring edition yet” and I remind myself of Pablo Neruda’s famous poem “Tonight I can write the saddest lines . . . ”

When I attempted throughout the week to trawl through prospective content to the paper publishing today, all I got was repetition of stuff that was never that interesting in the first place. So, Saturday December 28th 2019 can go down in our newspaper’s history as the most boring Saturday yet: I’m going to remind you of Greta Thunberg‘s words : “I want you to act as if our house is on fire.” I’ll help you along with some “fire love” from Rumi [fire love, or devotion, is Bhakti Yoga] . . .

Review feature today is my own spoken word EP of Rumi’s Love Poems: and I hope it helps you find some fire and some love for the coming 2020 – act like the “house is on fire”, what are you going to create? what are you going to write, paint, record? how are you going to dance, live, breathe? For a kickstart to your inspiration and energy, the image I used for Rumi’s Love Poems is “Passion Heart” by beautiful Yogini artist Elena Ray [credit below].

And getting deeper by the week into our Voice of Men editorial thread : Wisdoms to support us in our growth on our paths – this week, it was Rumi’s voice that was calling out   . . . in the paper’s lower third video section.

In the music videos section, I just had to try and liven things up – so there’s a hilarious version of John Lennon’s Imagine “sung” by Trump, Putin and Other Word Leaders – with thanks to I Declare World Peace. And, in our features, do you remember Alpha Circle’s new single review a while ago  – well, this week we have the news of the newest release “Sweet Talking Time” . . . and, sweetly, they say they “never miss an edition of the newspaper”. Much Gratitude!

As usual in the video section:  Astrology by Acyuta-Bhava Das [formerly Adam Elenbaas] | Tarot card readings for next week for each Astrological sign by the amazingly gifted Ali – and she gives us a current energies check-in for this weekend.

Vegan cooking by Rachel Ama and Avante Garde Vegan | More incredibly “mad weather” by MrMBBB  | Plus more chanting and Chakra practice from me to keep us in tune and in touch with art, beauty, music, wisdom . . . all Divine Feminine energetic expressions . . .

We go to press today with yet more valuable contributions from the “I Declare World Peace” art movement [check the photos section] .

Hit the subscribe button under the top banner in my By-line to get the weekly paper into your email inbox and all your donations are most welcome as blessings which will help the Newspaper thrive!

Much love
“Live well yourself, live well with others and our Planet”
SuZen

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Our new partnership with Cup and Leaf [Austin, Texas] helps to subsidise the Newspaper with every Tea order you make!

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Newspaper Banner image this week: Dark Man image by sebastiaan stam from Pexels

 

 

[Passion Heart image by Elena Ray elenaray.com Twitter @OldChineseMan]

Friday Tea-time . . . the zen tea destressing art – “working hard” | A Zen Story [Koan]

Friday tea time again this week, and time to take time out for our de-stressing tea-way ritual. Today I’m continuing the focus on guidance for your contemplation and the zen tea way . . .  I found this short animated zen story on the tale of the eager student and his martial arts Master, a koan for the tea way to tranquility of mind and wisdom.

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Working Hard

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A wisdom story for our age of trying too hard

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Working Hard

We’re in an age of over-thinking and trying too hard . . . caused by many things of course, our own evolution and mis-guided priorities and values. We’re in crisis as Humanity . . . but Humanity always needs crisis to make the structural changes we need to change . . .

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As usual, I encourage you to inform yourself and if you’re instinctively drawn to a daily way to tranquility and peace for your mind-body-spirit then gen up as much as you can with self-education. Learn more about our Zen Tea-way in my blog.

Enjoy! suzen

 

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