Zen is a very popular term in the West, always associated with peace and tranquility
That was the concept I had at least. And yes, that is part of Zen, but it is much more than that. It’s like saying you are just one of your fingers and trying to understand yourself through it; the finger is a part of you, but you are composed of many more things.
This is a complex book that gradually explains what Zen philosophy is and how to apply it to aspects of your life. There are many things I still don’t fully understand about it, and to do so, I’ll have to read it again later when I feel ready.
I recommend it if you want to learn a different way of living, but I assure you that you will have to change many mental patterns and habits to integrate the beginner’s mind required to live this way.