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PROMPTuesday #137: Zen

January 18th, 2011



Everyone? When is the last time you felt completely at peace? That all was right with the world?


Please share your moment.


And adjunctively (possibly and probably a made-up word), is there something you do to reach a zen state?


Kindly share your mantra.


If you would, post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.


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On January 18th, 2011, Getting to Zen | 3 Kids and a Breakdown said:

[…] this week’s PrompTuesday Deb asks When is the last time you felt completely at peace? That all was right with the […]

On January 18th, 2011, Trish said:

You ask good questions! Thanks for prompting a little introspection this morning.

On January 18th, 2011, San Diego Momma said:

Thanks Trish! Your responses always rock.

On January 18th, 2011, Jess said:

Thanks for the prompt Deb.

On January 19th, 2011, Ferd said:

You know, there actually are moments that I feel all’s well in the world. Moments when everything looks positive, feeling peaceful and joyful inside. When they happen, I slow down and just enjoy them, because I know they don’t last long. I don’t know why they happen. It’s usually on a day off, without the stress of life and death. It’s usually when I’m well-rested, have something to look forward to, have no pressing commitments or appointments, and no big huge issues with family. But sometimes I feel that bliss even when there ARE issues going on, so I don’t really get why I feel that peace sometimes. Maybe it has to do with growing older and living the 12 step thing. You know, the one day at a time, Serenity Prayer, good self care, do something nice for others kind of thing.

On January 19th, 2011, green girl in wisconsin said:

The other day someone told me she says a Bible verse, adding one word each time (kind of the like Bingo song)–“Be” “Be Still” “Be Still and” ….until she gets to “Be still and know that I am” and she finds herself all calmed down. I think I’m going to try it.

On January 19th, 2011, San Diego Momma said:

I thought about this all night. Wondering about the last time I truly felt at peace — it so happens out on the water — but it’s been awhile since I’ve been to the ocean.

I thought I wouldn’t come up with something. And believe me, I racked my brain. From 2AM to 4AM especially.

When finally, it came to me. It wasn’t romantic, or particularly zen, but the last moment I felt complete peace was late December, sitting legs akimbo on the couch with my husband, with the kids wrapped in blankets at our feet, eating messy popcorn and watching a movie.

Simple. So I suppose it is kinda zen after all.

On January 19th, 2011, Jack said:

Should I be concerned that I cannot remember the last time that I felt relaxed and completely at peace.

That is rhetorical.

On January 21st, 2011, MomZombie said:

I wrote this post on Tuesday — I swear. But various un-Zen things like packing, panic and plane travel in the age of paranoia have prevented me from publishing. Stay tuned.

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