About: Olivia Disten

I have a passion for day-to-day wisdom and spirituality. I am the type of person who laughs a lot and enjoys embarrassing my closest friends and family with crude jokes and nonsense. Life is my fondest love, although it is also often a profound paradox. I don't claim to know all of the answers of life, nor do I wish to know them. However I believe that the act of searching for answers is what makes life interesting and wonderful. That is why I am creating this blog: to share my thoughts on life in the context of Zen Buddhist teachings, and hear what others have to say. This is, by the way, the very first project that I am embarking on that I am allowing myself to run as a marathon, rather than a 100-yard dash. We have all the time in the world to share our thoughts, increase our wisdom, and enjoy the peace that is Zen. I thank anyone who comes to this blog for their valuable time. Thank you for coming with me on this journey! ZenTalks Vision: My goal is to do what I can to help others enjoy life and appreciate the moments that they have on this earth. I want to encourage people to celebrate and accept diversity -- to look deeply into the lives of others in order to increase their understanding and wisdom. I want to see people finding their inner calm and happiness, based on reflection and self-awareness. I want see motivated, and confident people who recognize their own worth and the inherent worth of others, regardless of their diversity. I truly want to see more people living lives of joy -- willing to allow others to live joyous lives without being envious of their fortune or judgmental of their situation. I envision deeper connections, intimacy, awareness, and understanding between people and the creatures of the earth. I want see a world where the eyes of its inhabitants are wide-open.

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