I look at this photo and am instantly in a more zen state of mind. The crisp white robe, gorgeous blue water, and that ridiculous tattoo are just plain amazing. Relax. Be cool.
I could certainly be in a non-zen place because I found out that our corporate housing (where we stayed for a month prior to finding our apartment) had our passports the whole time. Though we spoke to them 3 times because we suspected our passports were left in the safe, they repeatedly denied it until they found it yesterday and called me. A month, four embassy visits, and a few new passports late, my dears.
I can’t make up for the lost time now and be frustrated because it wouldn’t actually change anything. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned to accept that some things are nonsensical and make my peace. Not always easy, but good for my mental happiness in the long run. I’m also thinking of taking up yoga because I haven’t done it in a few years and the physical and mental relaxation could be a good thing.
So how do you get into a Zen state of mind?