My name on Instagram is Chasing Zen. People ask me all of the time...What does that mean?
They wonder if I'm Buddhist or if I meditate every day or whatever. Um, no. Here's the skinny: To be ZEN (to ME) just means to be present. It may have more components to it and I've read different books about ZEN and all of the meanings, but what it means to me is just simply being present to my life as I'm living it.
The reason I named the blog Capturing Life and Chasing Zen is because I love to capture life with my camera and I am constantly trying to remind myself to be present while life is happening. My brain is always in overdrive...jumping from one thought to the next. If you read about ZEN, it's called "monkey mind."
Anyway, that's all. I'm no master of ZEN. I have hardly scratched the surface. I am "chasing" it. And when I write "chasing," I am being a smartass because the act of being present is not something you can chase. You're either still and present or you're not. The end.
So, that's the story of the ZEN thing. Carry on. :)