The first mistake that most people make when they begin talking about Zen is their attempt to give it a firm definition, either as a practice, hobby, habit, belief system, philosophy, religious direction or guiding principle in life.
Defining Zen (禅) is like trying to describe the taste of honey to someone who has never tasted it before. You can try to explain the texture and scent of honey, or you can try to compare and correlate it with similar foods. However, honey is honey!
Every time I turn around these days there's a new blog with "Zen" in its title. "Zen" is being linked to everything from copywriting, web design, and business strategy to personal development, food, and far more. Some bloggers are genuinely trying to express what they belie
I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana Buddhism, is full of practical wisdom. When I tell my friends, colleagues, and people I work with that I like reading about Zen Buddhism, they often make remarks like: "When are you going to grow your hair, walk around bare feet, and talk about yoga all day?"