For this year’s A to Z Challenge I tried to post an old saying or adage each day of the month of April (except for Sundays). I went through the alphabet, with the first letter of the adage beginning with the first letter of the alphabet (A) on April 1st and continued for 26 adages in alphabetical order until I got through the entire alphabet by today, April 30 — from A to Z.
This final adage/old saying is probably not something you’re familiar with, but it’s the way I try to live my life. In case you don’t know what “zen” is, it’s a practice that helps you to better understand your true self through a state of calm attentiveness in which your actions are guided by contemplation. I’m no zen master by any stretch and I’m not into heavy-duty meditation or anything like that, but I do spend a lot of time wandering around inside my own head.
I just learned a few days ago that the county in which I live has extended the shelter-in-place/stay-at-home order through the end of May. It’s comforting, under these circumstances, that one of the concepts zen teaches is that wherever you are, it’s the place you need to be.
And with that in mind, as my final entry for the 2020 A to Z Challenge, I offer you this bit of advice, which just so happens to start with the letter Z.