Saturday, August 29, 2009

Planning a trip to Atlanta!

I just read about Seasons 52 restaurant so we're going to go try it out next weekend (woohoooooooooo, three day weekend!!!) We're not staying anywhere cool but we plan on visiting the gardens. Very Zen-like : )

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Contest - Win a free prize!

Whomever is the first person to tell me where the picture was taken on my twitter background image, will win a free goody!

The inspiration for this contest? In "The Tao of Pooh", one of the principals taught was that, above all, HAVE FUN! So, what is more fun than a contest to win free stuff?

Speaking of fun and the "Tao of Pooh", that is one more way that travel contributes to our spiritual edification. It is when we are on vacation that we allow ourselves to relax, enjoy, and make a point of living life to its fullest. We SHOULD do that every day, but travel helps us to remember to laugh, love and live, and what is more sacred than that?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My new travel 4 Zen blog

I get the craziest ideas late at night, but I love to travel, and I love to study Zen, and I especially love when these two things come together, those wonderful moments of Zen that travel so often brings. So, I'm going to write about my travels and my moments of Zen, and hopefully hear from others about their moments of Zen. And maybe, this will help still others to be more aware of their moments of Enlightenment, because we all have them!

This is a picture of three worshipers deep in a conversation. I was at the Muslim temple in Xi'an, China. These three could have been any collection of three souls, three teenage girls giggling amongst themselves, three housewives sharing the day's frustrations, etc. I think it illustrates how we are all connected; humanity is just one soul with many bodies. Have you ever had this Zen realization during your travels, or during your everyday life?