Applying practice to real life.
I'm reasonably new to Treeleaf and I love the community of people on here. This is the first thread I have started so please be gentle!
I have a question that I thought I'd put out there to get a different perspective. In my newbie understanding of Zen (correct me if I'm wrong) there are days when the mind is clear and days when the mind is cloudy. When it is the latter (it tends to like that most of the time for me) I try to be one with that whilst mindful of 'the clear blue sky.'
There are some days, though, when my mind is so scattered when even this seem hard. Does anyone have any suggestions for dealing with this or is it just because I'm new and just starting out? My job can be quite hectic sometimes and it can be hard to find a breather to focus my mind.
Any thoughts would be welcome.