Beyond the meditation cushion, where do you ultimately find the profound clarity, presence, and simple joy of Zen? "Where it has always been in everyday life," teaches Charlotte Joko Beck, "whether it's raising our kids, working in the office, or even cleaning the house." On Living Everyday Zen, this seminal voice in American Zen shares some of her hallmark teachings and insights from nearly 50 years of practice. Beck's ability to make the abstract concrete and accessible for anyone who engages in the practice distinguishes her from most other Zen teachers. Join her to explore: Liberating your "real" self from the conditioned "little" self with its unconscious, self-limiting beliefsHow to get past your "if onlies" to discover that real fulfillment is in this very momentPatience, persistence, and courage: the keys to freedomThe surprising relationship between healing and thoughtYour radiant life energy and how to awaken its flowBare bones simplicity. Tart common sense. That's the trademark style of Charlotte Joko Beck offered here on Living Everyday Zen to help you realize the fruits of your sitting practice in every aspect of your daily life."