As I write this, I’m alternating from a yoga pose to a meditation pose. Just to keep the Zen fresh.
Zen originated in China during the 6th century.
Westerners have tweaked the Buddhist zen beliefs to suit our perceptions. We believe it is our own fountain of psychic energy bursting from within, allowing our true self to emerge.
You’re wondering how I will relate something as ethereal as zen to material objects like shoes and alcohol, right? (Oh, Ye of little faith. LOL)
Is not our confidence and joy part of our true selves?
When do we feel confident and happy?
When we see the smiles on the faces of our family and friends whom we have gathered together for food and drink, laughter and reminiscing. When we’re out dancing at a cocktail party or home feeding our extended family our best holiday recipes. And when we’re dressed in clothes that are not our around-the-house sweats or the nightgown we wore all day because we got busy cleaning and forgot to change…(oops, that was probably just me).
Holiday parties at home or nights out with those we love give us the opportunity to be our best – we dress up ourselves, our meals, our homes and our attitudes. We step out of the ordinary and enjoy the party atmosphere.
The Cocktail – pretty, feminine, deliciously decadent. It brings out the party girl, the socialite, the daring confidence…the sexy, smart and strong woman that you are.
The High Heels – there’s something about the height they give you and the way your calves look in heels that makes you feel sexy and strong. Black or red pumps inject you with a feeling of power and strength. Strappy sandals send a flirty message. Off-white platform suede or rhinestone-studded heels are nothin’ but sexy!
Holidays alternate as busy and stressful with fun and memorable.
Add a little zen-time – look good, feel good, eat well and sleep well.
I’ll leave you with a short video of holiday beverages.
How do you add zen to your holidays? Please share!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!