I have a friend who was talking to me, and referred to my spiritual interests as being, “into all that zen and peace stuff.” I don’t have anything against him, it’s a misunderstanding. And I’m not even writing this to correct him, but to inform any who may share this misunderstanding.
I want you to imagine someone sitting with their legs neatly folded in some way, with their eyes closed, and their hands out to their sides, perhaps even chanting something. Now imagine someone crocheting. Their gaze is focused, and they aren’t easily distracted. If I were to now ask you which one was meditating, I’m sure that the (nearly) unanimous answer would be the first. And now that I’m bringing this into question, I’m sure that you’re starting to have doubts. Well, if you are, then that’s good!