• To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

    - Buddha

Prisoner of Zen

The above title explains my reluctance to promote my first book Growing Through Concrete on The Zen Healer blog. I didn’t want to contradict the Buddhist no-soul perspective even though my healing work has focused on ways to listen to your soul and keep it intact while facing health crises. Recently a colleague sent this email:

Hi Cara Michelle,

I heard this recently and it made me think of you:

Another time Mitsu told Shunryu that she was having trouble understanding Kishizawa’s lectures and asked if he could tell her in a few words what Buddhism was all about.

“Mmmmm,” he murmured breathing out slowly. “Accept what is as it is and help it to be its best.”

Your perspective on “soul” may not be very zen, but when it come to helping what is be its best you’re TOTALLY zen.


I realized that he is right and I’m very proud to share my revelations on the Soul with you. I hope you’ll click here to check out the webpage for my book Growing Through Concrete.

Warmest Blessings, Cara Michelle