8 Sarcastic Zen Phrases

Zen is the product of the the constant practicing of mindfulness. It is a way to feel, experience, express and understand reality in its entirety.

It is a Japanese philosophy, that is based of the teachings of the Buddha. It makes sense, now that I think about it, that sarcasm and Zen would go perfectly together.

It doesn't contradict itself in execution or meaning. To be sarcastic you have to understand the subject matter thoroughly enough express different aspects of it.

Zen is about expressing multiple sides of one concept simultaneously as well. Below you will find some sarcastic Zen phrases that are hilarious, but true! Enjoy.

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Broken Fan Belt And A Leaky Tire.

This is true enough, on the road to anywhere there are going to be hang ups and problems. In fact, the rougher your trip the more you will appreciate the view at the end.

The journey is a lot of moments bleeding into one another, each one has many different views. Be sure to enjoy all of them.

Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up.

Silence is a beautiful absence of sound. In Zen philosophy, space is filled with emptiness, and emptiness is a substance. It's like zero being the representation of nothing but still a number.

Silence is a sound that you can learn to enjoy and perceive silence with the same unique rhythms as music.

Everyone Seems Normal Until You Get To Know Them.

The closer we get to one another, the more we can see the person clearly, as a unique individual. It takes time to get through their defenses and remove our own projections and expectations.

We see what we are willing to see at first, then as we gain more information and perspective on the person, we can read between the lines.

Don't Walk Behind Me, For I May Not Lead. Do Not Walk Ahead Me, For I May Not Follow. Do Not Walk Beside Me Either. Just Pretty Much Leave Me The Hell Alone.

This is the most poetic way to tell someone 'I'm a person, I'm doing stuff. Leave me alone and let me be a person'.

It is so easy for us to project our needs onto another, sometimes even when we keep our intentions and expressions simple others can misread us.

It helps to state the obvious, in a way that is clear and respectful.

Never Test The Depth Of Water With Both Feet.

You'll get your answer, but you will get wetter than you bargained for. Either commit to embracing the unknown and jumping in, or actually prepare yourself to explore the depth.

Only dip a single foot while the rest of you is dry and safe. Think about the efforts in your life that you aren't fully committing to.

You aren't consistent in your application of will and awareness. You are fully using your common sense. Are there things in your life that are getting you unnecessarily wet? Better rethink the technique.

If You Tell The Truth, You Never Have To Remember Anything.

Truth requires no effort, or memory to express. As soon as it's mentioned, it floats to the top of your awareness. Lies and bent truths are not true expressions, they are supporting beams for your ego and desire.

These formations are in constant flux, so now you have to remember the outdated information and shape it for use in the present situation.

If You Ever Feel You Are Worthless Remember That You Are Full Of Expensive Organs.

What you see as a weight problem and a hassle, a black market sales man would see a gold mine. Zen is all about perspectives, when you choose an out look, you are limiting your options down from the infinite.

Be alright with your body issues, it's the only way you can really address them. While you acknowledge this aspect, ask yourself, 'Is this really the only way I feel about my body?'

You honestly don't feel appreciation, pride, or respect? Dig around and experience as many perspectives and feelings as you can.

Sometimes You're The Bug And Other Times You're the Windshield.

Life is about ups and downs, a series of victories and losses. Life need only be seem like a rollercoaster, if we see it that way. Today you got understand what it is to feel big, strong and fast.

Tomorrow, you may get to understand what it is to be weak, small, and slow by comparison. Only by adding emotions, do these events seem topsy-turvey.

You are always both at the same time, you only experienced and paid attention to the one side.

Always Remember That You Are Unique, Just Like Everybody Else.

We are similar in our differences, unified through our individuality, and perfect in our imperfections. We all have infinite potential, limitless perspectives and boundless imagination.

We are all expressing different parts of the infinite structure at different times. This is how we are all so different but so similar.

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Twins Born Just Minutes Apart End Up Born in Two Different Years

It's as confusing as it sounds

You probably are confused by the title of this story but we assure you, you read it right. This is the story of how two twins who were born just moments apart ended up in two different years. It happens quite often actually and you'll understand once we reveal how. Ot's just a question of timing, much of which is outside anyone's control.

If you've already figured it out, then you likely have a great perspective. If you're still confused, don't worry, we're about to explain everything. And no, there's no time travel involved.

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Just A Matter Of Minutes

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Perhaps the most interesting factor in life is that all it takes for a drastic life change is just a moment. This can be good or bad. In a moment you can lose everything, say the wrong thing, or trip and fall into a lifetime injury. But at the same time, our whole identity is created in moments, such as the moment of your first kiss, the last time you see someone you loved, or the moment you hold your newborn baby for the first time.

This set of twins was born within just minutes of each other. However despite being twins they were born on different days, different months, and even different years.

Did The Hospital Make A Mistake?

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Now it's easy to wonder: "how could this even happen?" Maybe in the heat of the moment, a staff member accidentally wrote the wrong date on the birth certificate or the system made an error.

But the situation was much simpler. What happened was that parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield welcomed a son named Alfredo into the world on New Year’s Eve at 11:45 p.m, their local time. Now that part makes sense. What makes this story interesting is that exactly fifteen minutes later, another baby pushed out and the couple welcomed Alfredo’s twin sister Aylin. This put the time of her birth to be on New Year’s Day, a whole day, month, and year ahead of her brother's. Now he can always claim to be the oldest and no one can argue against it.

The Magic of A Unique Birth

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Thankfully both babies came out healthy, despite the complications that the birth of twins can sometimes face. Aylin was welcomed into the world at 5 lbs., 14 oz., while her big brother, Alfredo weighed 6 lbs., 1 oz. Even their parents were amazed that their children now had different years on their birth certificates. The mother explained: "It's crazy to me that they are twins and have different birthdays."

Although this might not be the first time this happens, twins with different birthdays are rare, and the chance of twins being born in different years is about one in 2 million. These babies defied the odds from the moment they came into the world, now they can take that with them for the rest of their lives.

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Imagine The Birthday Parties

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Dr. Ana Abril Arias, who oversaw the delivery said that it was certainly one of the most memorable deliveries of their career. It's interesting thinking about how the twins will lead their lives after they've made such a remarkable entrance.

Twins often feel like they are in competition with one another, in an attempt to build their own identity and feel unique. Now they can have birthday parties a day apart and really feel like, despite their connection as twins, they're both still unique individuals.

Twins Make For Only 3% Of American Births

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are typically 120,000 twin births every year in the United States. The births make up just over 3 percent of all births, however, which is a considerably small percentage. Their uniqueness allows them to tap into abilities that help them form really strong bonds. They sometimes can even tap into abilities that the average person can't access. For instance, 40% of twins invent their own languages, some even say that they can almost read each other's minds. This could be due to the fact that twins start interacting in the womb at 14 weeks.

However, they also hold their differences. In fact, Identical twins have different fingerprints and twins can even have completely different skin tones.

Stranger Things Can Happen

The year is just beginning and yet newborn babies made headlines within seconds of coming into this world. It puts into perspective how quickly someone's existence can make an impact, and how simple that impact can be. This year, ask yourself how you can make your mark, and watch its ripple effects.

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