Wayne Allen

About the Author: Wayne C. Allen is the web's Simple Zen Guy. Wayne was a Private Practice Counsellor in Ontario until June of 2013. Wayne is the author of five books, the latest being The. Best. Relationship. Ever.

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5 Key Concepts for Zen Living

I thought I’d write a “Start Here” arti­cle,” — 5 Key Con­cepts for Zen Liv­ing — to help you get on board with some of our per­spec­tives. This arti­cle con­tains mul­ti­ple links to our site, and to oth­er BLOG arti­cles. Click around and enjoy! 1- Zen Liv­ing — Per­spec­tive Colours Every­thing I write from sev­er­al per­spec­tives. First of all, …

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Locating Yourself

Locat­ing Your­self — most define them­selves using lists. You just might be, only, what you enact Let’s look at the ways we cat­e­go­rize our­selves — and pro­pose an alter­na­tive. When asked about Locat­ing Your­self — asked the ques­tion “Who are you?” most peo­ple rhyme off a list. They start with where they belong, and give you their …

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10 Zen Principles to Help You Live Life Better

Zen prin­ci­ples are lit­tle bits of sim­ple guid­ance, designed to help you grasp this life direc­tion. This arti­cle is great­ly expand­ed upon in my book, Half Asleep in the Bud­dha Hall. Life Accord­ing to Zen Mas­ter Yogi Berra The fol­low­ing Zen prin­ci­ples are from one of the most Zen guysever–Yogi Berra 10. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” …

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Being a Mirror

Being a Mir­ror is all about help­ing oth­ers to hear them­selves by reflect­ing back, with­out judge­ment. I sus­pect that the rea­son that most cou­ples have prob­lems with com­mu­ni­ca­tion is that they have grown up wit­ness­ing poor com­mu­ni­ca­tion.  So let me define a few things that good com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not. Good com­mu­ni­ca­tion is not: get­ting anoth­er per­son …

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Things Change When You Do

Things Change When You Do — this is about is how we deal with events that seem larg­er than life.  Typ­i­cal­ly, these events are cat­e­go­rized as “This is not fair!”  Gath­ered under this umbrel­la are things like death, ill­ness, acci­dents, glob­al cat­a­stro­phes, abuse, and the like. Dar­bel­la and I once led a sem­i­nar. One of the par­tic­i­pants was …

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