Archive for February, 2009

Who is asking the question ?

February 28, 2009

This is a wonderful question; a horrible question; but one that lurks within every other one of these Ten Zen Questions.

Before you read Chapter 3, you might like to have a go at it yourself. Settle down to sitting quietly and looking at the floor, or a nice flower, or whatever you like – or do an easy task like washing up or just walking – and ask yourself “Who is asking the question?”.

You can listen to me agonising about it if you like. 
And then you can read Chapter 3 and see how I got on.

What do you think? Where did the question take you? Have any of you experienced the “headless way” or tried any of the other things I describe there?

Oh, and by the way, the Psychology Today  blog is up and running. You might like to join in there too, or at least take a look. It will be very different from this one, though on the same topics. Advice welcomed!

Another 10 Zen blog?

February 23, 2009

It’s nearly time to post Chapter 3 and delve into another tricky question, but meantime here’s a simpler question for you all.

I have been invited by Psychology Today to join their bloggers and run a blog on 10ZQ, much like this one. My question is this … if I agree (and it seems like a good idea so far) should I keep this one going for all of you who have been joining in, to keep it small and intense, or should I shift wholesale over to Psychology Today? Would you follow if I did?

If you look at their site you will see it’s full of adverts, and has lots of alternative therapy threads, but it’s lively and attracts lots of people interested in psychology.

Let me know what you think. I’m happy to keep this more private one going if people would like it. Over to you.