Whereas ZEN is of the moment and what is, SZEN celebrates what could be. SZEN ZONE – Reaching a State of Positive Change contains lighthearted and positive narrative on life and its possibilities, with stories that cover the gamut from interesting to profound. The general overarching theme is on change and all of the aspects of it – Creating, surviving, and managing change with the goal to recognize the power we have to become what we choose, both when we’re feeling in control and how to mange when we’re not in control.
The SZEN ZONE focuses on identifying the lift-off point for creating positive change. Although everyone is different and it’s a very individual and sometimes internalized process, the principles in this book can help you establish the context and right frame of mind to embrace and manage change. After many years of professionally helping individuals and companies navigate change, I’ve observed how some changes seem to take forever while unforeseen change can come right at you and in an instant move your world.
The Book of Szen is a compilation of stand-alone stories and observations that celebrate the power in each of us to create positive change in our lives, to be what we want to be. Whereas Zen speaks of the moment and what is, the Book of Szen reflects on what could be. Essentially, it is not a “how-to” book, but a “why not” book. It’s a down-to-earth collection that includes simple anecdotes and short stories that encourage us to reach our sometimes forgotten voice, a voice that yearns for a better life. You’ll find that the Book of Szen is sensitive to life and is as easy to relate to, as it is to read. The most common feedback I’ve received from readers over the years is that they felt that the Book was speaking to them directly about exactly what they needed to hear at the time.
IF YOU NEED A QUICK mental pick-me-up, or a deep dive into your psychological underpinnings, Gary Szenderski gets you there with enlightened insights, wit, and charming prose. I am privileged to have Gary on my Emmy Award winning show on PBS, Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick. In the past 23 years I have been asked many times to write the forward to a book, or a blurb for an author to use. This is the first time I have accepted to do so. The reason is simple. Gary does not just give you useful information, and enriching knowledge, but helps take you down a path of true wisdom.
His previous works, The Book of Szen and Szen Zone, are never out of reach as they reside on my desk and at the ready whenever I need a fresh perspective. His latest gem, Now and Szen will inhabit a space right beside them.
Gary has the rare ability to make every chapter a story that resonates to the innermost degree and never fails to reach me on a personal level with a sense of humor, poignancy, and joy of discovery.
I am confident, that like me, you too will not only read Gary’s words but also feel them penetrate you in a way that sticks not only in your mind, but in your heart and soul. Pamper yourself with a fulfilling treat; after all, we all could use one Now and Szen.
Three-time Emmy winning Host/Producer of Between the Lines with Barry Kibrick 2019 Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor Host/Producer of Barry Kibrick-Just Between Us