Hi. I'm Simon. I'm from the UK, and the question I've got in front of me is what is your idea of zen?
Well, zen can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. I appreciate that. But for me, zen means being in my camper van parked by a remote beach, or up in the mountains, miles away from loads of other human beings, all by myself, being warm and cozy and able to make myself a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and able to sleep warm and comfortable in a bed at night. S
ometimes I like to be in a tent up in the mountains as well by myself. As long as I've got the grand open space and there aren't any other human beings around me, and I've got my own space to think about things that are important to me, that is my idea of zen. As long as nobody is around and disturbing me, as long as I can think by myself and I don't get interrupted by my phone or by other people distracting me, that, for me, is my ideal example of zen.
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1) loads of | A big amount of something.
2) my own space | Being alone or away from other people.
3) as long as | Here, the words mean ‘if’ as a conditional.
4) by myself | To be alone, or do something without help
5) I appreciate that | To think something is great and to be thankful for it.
loads of • my own space
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