ZEN+ : Simple, Direct, Effective : ZEN+ Benefits

Two simple questions to activate a powerful part of your brain

By Marcus Santer

What absolute bliss.

Sometimes – after my PERFECT Qigong practice – I like to stand still in my garden and simply listen.

I gently and powerfully focus my attention on every sound I can hear.

And name it.

Sometimes it’s a real struggle to name 5 sounds because the world is so peaceful.

They’re my favourite days.

And sometimes…

Like this morning…

I’m delighted at all the sounds I can hear that had always been there, but were hidden from me through a simple lack of awareness.

So many different levels of sound.

And it always gets me thinking.

Thinking about all the things going on around me that I’m totally oblivious too.

Simply because of a lack of awareness.

Here’s another example…

I awoke this morning without a single appealing idea about what to write today.

On and on it went.

So I made my morning cup of Japanese green tea.

Fed Louis and Sammy.

And went outside to do my morning practice.

When I’d finished I practiced listening and as I listened *boom* there was today’s ZEN+ post idea.

And I’m writing it now.

The power of a focused attention.

This kind of attention activates a powerful part of your brain known as the Reticular Activating System or RAS.

It’s your RAS that makes you notice how everyone’s suddenly driving the same new car as you or if you or your partner is pregnant you suddenly notice how many pregnant people there are.

And so on.

It’s like a focused radio receiver filtering content into your awareness and it’s a very useful tool when harnessed correctly.

And starting on 6 of my book: ZEN+ The Art and Science of Living Healthier for Longer I’ll ask you two simple questions that will help you to use your RAS to notice which of the 120 tips can best help you to achieve your desired health outcomes.

And because I really want you to stack the odds of living a longer and healthier life in your favour…

Starting on page 165 you’ll find I’ve also included a 30 Day ZEN+ challenge to help you really cement the tips from the book into your life and develop new and empowering habits.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed most writers of health book just dump a load of information on you.

And expect you to somehow work out what to do next.

But that’s just like giving you 100’s of ingredients for many different meals and then expecting you to put them together yourself.

Which in my book is just plain lazy of the author.

So in the ZEN+ book I’ll give you the tools to choose the best ingredients for you and help you to make the meal you need the most.

Maybe not the greatest metaphor in the world…

But the ZEN+ book sure does take the guess work out of living healthier for longer.

And it’s all waiting for you…

=>Right Here<=

Bye for now

Marcus

P.S. If you’ve already got a copy of my ZEN+ book, here’s what I suggest you do…

  1. Set a timer for 20 minutes
  2. Go to the bottom of page 6 – How to use this book
  3. Answer the two questions on page 7
  4. Quickly turn and look at each page of the book, making sure not to spend more than a second looking at the page before going onto the next.
  5. When you get to page 182 – The scientific literature supporting a ZEN+ lifestyle.. Stop.
  6. Go back to page 9 – The start of the 120 ZEN+ tips.
  7. Now browse each tip until you find one that speaks loudest to you.
  8. Once you’ve got it, spend the rest of the day re-reading it and if appropriate applying it in your life.

You can do this simple exercise each day, simply answer the two questions on page 7 to prime your RAS and then go to step 6.

You see, the ZEN+ book isn’t something you read once and then forget about.

It’s a resource you keep going back to.

And if you haven’t got a copy yet…

You can rectify that situation ==> Here <==