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Paul Kenney Paul Kenney was an incredibly talented writer who has kindly shared his experiences and thoughts with us and our Daily Zen readers over the years. Thank you for being amazing Paul and thank you for being a valued part of the Daily Zen team. You will always have a place on Daily Zen […]

Paul Kenney <img width=”640″ height=”640″ src=”” alt=”” srcset=”;ssl=1 640w,;ssl=1 150w,;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> <p>A devoted meditator, Paul believes in the integration of mind, body and spirit as necessary for healing and bringing about physical, mental and spiritual health and wellness.  Through meditation, he believes anyone can develop the ability to be heart-centred […]

Staring Death in the Eyes, Mindfully

Written March 2019 If you’ve read any of my (many) articles posted to Daily Zen, you’ll know how passionate I am about living and teaching mindfulness and meditation as a foundation for our individual and collective well-being. My own journey of over ten years has taught me many principles and truths, and provided me with […]

Say ‘Yes’ to What Is

“Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” Buddha Just when you think life can’t get any more chaotic, challenging or seemingly ridiculous, it does. Life’s like that! Where I live in Canada, tornadoes are rare. Recently, though, and all at once, six tornados sliced devastating paths of destruction through our tiny rural […]

Forget Hope

What if we forget hope? Does that seem cynical? It’s not. Allow me to explain. Often, we react to life’s difficulties or disappointments by throwing up our arms and exclaiming, “I give up!” But, when I suggest that we “forget hope”, giving up is not what I mean. Our physical brain is hard-wired to continuously […]

The Best Gift You Can Give this Holiday Season.

During the holiday shopping rush, finding that ‘perfect’ gift has the potential to create some significant anxiety, unravelling our best intentions for a merry and happy holiday season. It can result in sleepless nights, endless wandering through retail outlets, frustration and for some, ingesting large doses of antacids. But perhaps this season we can employ […]

Quiet Mind; Open Heart.

Living in a place of deep, inner wholeness. Have you ever had the experience of feeling completely ‘enlightened’ and clear about who you are and what life is all about, only to find yourself searching for more or different explanations or answers? I think that anyone who has – anyone on a journey of self-inquiry […]

The Trouble with Expectations

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” [The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]  ~ Stephen Hawking ~ Once upon a time… and they lived happily ever after. Is that familiar to you? Many of us believe that we are conditioned, […]

The Power of Grace and Gratitude

“When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.” Steve Maraboli Life’s experiences – the good, the bad, and the indifferent – are ever-changing; they ebb and flow. Realizing that is actually the first step for us in finding balance in our daily lives and in life’s experiences, which can (and often […]

Why Change is so Challenging

It’s not about enlightenment; rather transformation: moving into compassion for self and for others Whether mindful living and meditation is new to you, or, like me, you have been practicing for quite some time, life’s challenges, both positive and negative, can often catch us off-guard, create stress, and send us into unpleasant or even dark […]

A Path for Peace

A Path for Peace “We will never have peace in the world until we have peace in ourselves, in our families and in our communities.” ~Dalai Lama If you are connected through any online social media networks, you may notice that there is an increasingly vocal focus on the need for world peace. There is […]

The Wisdom of OWLS Finding Liberation From Conflict And Suffering

The Wisdom of OWLS – Finding Liberation from Conflict and Suffering

Revised October 2017 Have you ever watched an owl in the wild? They seem to have endless potential for just sitting, observing, watching – turning their heads 360 degrees on whatever it is that has captured their attention. “Sometimes, simply by sitting, the soul collects wisdom” – Zen proverb There are many wisdom sayings and […]