Introduction: How to Be Zen
This will teach you to be Zen.
Step 1: Tea = Chi
I believe in drinking tea. Tea is delicious, warm, calming, and energizing. Chamomile tea actually calms and prevent's nightmares.
There are two ways of preparing tea.
With tea bags, or loose leaf.
Tea bags are easy to use, but loose leaf tastes better.
To prepare Loose leaf, get almost boiling water, fill a strainer with loose leaf, pour the water through the filter and put it into a mug. Steep for three minutes and enjoy.
Step 2: Zen Garden
Zen gardens are used to represent ripples in water. Use the rake to rake circles around each stone. I made the one in the picture. Comment for instructions.
Step 3: Meditation
Read this paragraph from http://www.how-to-meditate.org
With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation as explained below can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance.Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a profound spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.
Step 4: This 'ible Is Over.