In todayâ€™s show, Episode 8, it is a complete honor to share our special conversation with Karen MaezenÂ Miller.
Not only isÂ MaezenÂ a wife and a mother, she is also a Zen Buddhist priest at theÂ Hazy Moon Zen CenterÂ in Los Angeles, California.
MaezenÂ hasÂ written three booksÂ and several anthologies about spirituality in everyday life. SheÂ leads retreats around the countryÂ and we feel blessed that sheâ€™s with us today to share her valuable insights on motherhood from a Zen Buddhist perspective.
MaezenÂ became a mother at 42 years old and prefers to call the transition into motherhood more of a â€œcatastropheâ€ and she explains why inÂ todayâ€™s episode.
She also impresses how important it is to be very clear about your life, and what isÂ actuallyÂ happening, at each moment in time. Without doing so, sheÂ feels you can never trulyÂ be open toÂ theÂ answers life provides,Â understandÂ the energy you project onto those around you,Â orÂ be able toÂ handle situations that donâ€™t goÂ your way without becoming depressed.
MaezenÂ uses this philosophy when parenting her own child, and admits that itâ€™s easier said than done,Â in order toÂ not make herself the center of her daughterâ€™s life.
We also speak withÂ MaezenÂ about a few passages we absolutely love fromÂ two of her books; including why fatigue is a gift andÂ why she believesÂ doing laundry is a perfect representation of life itself.
Lastly,Â MaezenÂ uses her expertise to offer tips for those looking to start meditating.
Maezenâ€™sÂ ability to step into herself and take full responsibility for her thoughts and feelings are an inspiration. We adoreÂ MaezenÂ and knowÂ you will as well.
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Maezen will be leading a meditation retreat, Ordinary Mind is the Way, in Kansas City, Missouri, the weekend of November 11th – 13th.
Visit HERE to learn more and to register for her retreat.
To learn more aboutÂ Maezen, visit her websiteÂ HERE.
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Shannon & Ashley