Going Back to Zen

Going Back to Zen

by Rev. Dr. Janine Myung Ja Ph.D.

A great little book to take with you when you need to manage stress to prevent anxiety.

We live in a world that glorifies and glamorizes whoever has the most money, and whoever shines the most brightly. But is being top dog synonymous with happiness? The evidence suggests, no. This little keepsake book points out the value in life’s simplest things. When life does not go as planned and we’re hit with surprises, the solutions can be found in nature, and in ourselves. Use this book when you’ve hit a troubling spot and see from a backward -yet, oh, so progressive perspective.
“This book in gently insightful into several themes that concern us as humans living at this point in history. The author blends Eastern thought and applies it to life in the West. The book is divided into twenty-plus chapters that are on different topics. The topics are interrelated and several greater themes emerge like the meaning of nature in our mechanized, technical lives and the different levels of healing that the body, mind, and soul may need. The author has an easy-to-understand way of writing even on some of these more difficult and abstract topics. She gently and kindly encourages us to explore our mental patterns that may or may not be working for us and those around us. At the end, she even includes her own favorite guided meditation. If you’re looking for a book to get you thinking about some of the deeper aspects of what it means to be human, you might enjoy the essays in this book. There’s much food for thought here, so I recommend that you read and digest only one or two chapters/essays at a time to get the most benefit from this book. I also suggest making a little note to yourself at the top of each chapter about what it means to you so that you can more easily come back to it if you find yourself grappling with the topic of the chapter.” Jamie BJ