let’s talk about joy

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Joy is a spontaneous quality that bubbles to the surface when we are present, and aware. Look closely at a young child; you can see it. A one-year-old, innocent and fresh, experiences pure joy...

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when did Zen become an adjective?

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow When did Zen become an adjective? Seriously, the word is everywhere. You can even get a Zen bathroom. Of course, Zen means meditation. And my own training as a Zen Sensei is an interesting story. It...

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equanimity and balance

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow I never really liked the word equanimity. It seems like an awkward word, difficult to spell and pronounce. I preferred the word balance. Then I realized that equanimity means the wisdom of equality. A...

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who do you love?

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow This week is Valentine’s Day, a holiday about love. Before you can truly love another, you need to love your self. Have you heard this before? Like many clichés, it’s true 🙂 Learning to deeply and...

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the strength to love

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow I love this phrase, “strength to love”, by Martin Luther King Jr. I grew up in the 60’s, and remember his steadfast presence in the turbulent times of the civil rights movement. Last week was his...

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Sit beside me, thoughts on meditation and mindfulness

by Pompe Strater-Vidal Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow “Zen is very immediate. It’s right here, right now. You just drop everything. However for many people that is very difficult. People need to be able to love themselves, to be kind to themselves,...

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Serenity

by Pompe Strater-Vidal 2017 Zen Sensei and founder of Relax Breathe Flow Serenity is an elusive quality these days. There are more and more of us; more technology, more distractions, and more disruptions, more of everything. Where do we go for peace and quiet when...

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