I’ve taken on the challenge of an A-Z during April – one post each day on a chosen theme. My theme? Books and writing, of course…
Z is for Zen
If there was an opposite to zen it would be me. In fact, in the dictionary of opposites, beside zen, it would say Jo Tracey.
I’m on a quest to be more zen-like, less attached, less concerned about the opinions of others, less worried about things I can’t control, less likely to take on other people’s problems. I’d love to be serene and detached…but caring at the same time. I’d like to be that person who can shrug off a bad work day without needing wine. I want to sleep at night without a million what if’s running through my head.
The whole meditation thing was supposed to help with that, but I’ve fallen off the meditation wagon over the last couple of months. It’s also one of the reasons I know I need to do something about yoga.
In the meantime, I’ve started to read The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck. How’s that going for me? Well, it’s a good read. I’ve heard other people say it’s changed their life. I’ll let you know.