This is a blog about Do-It-Yourself Enlightenment.
It’s about finding your own version of truth, peace and happiness. It’s about learning to go with the flow and really experience life free from other people’s rules and dogma. It’s about recognising that ‘enlightenment’ is a concept that you are free to research, define, and achieve on your own – you DON’T need a guru to tell you what to do or to decide when you have achieved enlightenment.
The Guru (or in the west, the Hermit) used to have the monopoly on the enlightenment niche because information about ‘enlightenment’ was not readily accessible and so it had to be transfered by direct verbal instruction.
Then as the written word came about, well these handwritten texts could only be in one place at a time so they naturally stayed in the guru’s library. And, frankly, it was good for business for the guru to have all info, so this model was maintained for a long time, even after crazy ideas like the printing press and *whoa* the interweb came about.
But dudes! This system is just a clunky, rusted artifact of the past! Never before has so much information been available so easily to so many people!
So, while it may mean bad news for those in guru business, there is no reason why an intelligent person such as yourself can’t access and study all kinds of different viewpoints and realise your own version of enlightenment right there in your own home in your own time and by whichever method suits you.
Because it’s not the method that matters, it’s the result.
Anyone who tells you that their method is the only way, is either a cynical bullshit artist, or is seriously self-deluded, and if you believe them… well, that’s your decision. We hope it works out for you 🙂
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Rebel Zen is run By Seamus Ennis and Steve Mills, two fellas from Melbourne, Australia. We are passionate about helping people find their unique path and place in the world, and the importance of self-acceptance as a path to health, happiness and success. Through this blog and the associated tools, techniques and tips that we will be presenting, we hope to help you realise that you are already here – there is no “I’ll be happy when”; success and fulfillment lie only in this present moment.
We believe that in this modern age there is no need to trek overseas, find a guru or pay thousands of dollars for someone to tell you the truth. This is DIY Enlightenment: the answers that you need are all around you, when you learn to quiet your mind and listen. The real truth is lived everyday, you just need to take the time and develop the awareness to notice it.
Believe it or not, you are already enlightened!
It’s true: Zen masters have been telling people this for centuries!
It’s just a matter of tuning into this frequency so that you can really see, hear and feel the difference in your life.
It is about not relying on the words of others, but using them as a guide towards understanding through your own experience.
It’s time to embrace the rebel in you, the unique “youness” that can lead to a more free and awake life. To find the tools and teachings that will empower the whole, real you to shine through in everything you do. It is not about cultivating the ego and it’s path to fool’s gold, but recognising the important part that you play in the world as an integral component of the whole.
Welcome to Rebel Zen, baby! DIY Enlightenment for the Post New Age Era…