Zen Monk & Zen MONQ


Zen monk. You’ve heard the phrase thousands of times.  It brings to mind a certain, well, dichotomy between serenity and clarity.  Tranquility and mindfulness.  Concentration. Contradiction.  Presence.

One of the tenets would be to single task, rather than multitask.  When you are reading this article, only read this article.  When you’re done reading you go on to your next task, and concentrate exclusively on that.

A simple lifestyle, a clear sense of purpose, an imperturbability is rarely seen in the general population is associated with Zen masters.

Is this an aspiration of yours?

If so, possibly migrating the phrase Zen Monk to Zen MONQ can greatly facilitate your path to serenity, peace, mindfulness, and concentration.

Zen implies meditation, and Zen diffuser implies serenity, clarity of purpose, relaxation and a substantial lowering of stress levels for most people who breathe in on a Zen Essential Oil Diffuser.

Founder Eric Fishman M.D. Meditating Near Pond With DucksMeditation

Meditation is a basic aspect of Zen.  Meditation, the slowing of the mind.  Lowering your concentration on the average 60,000 thoughts that go through your mind daily and having to experience more of an empty mind. 

This meditation can be accompanied by observation of the breath and observation of the mind.  In each of these instances, there is an almost effortless movement towards stillness.

Zen diffuser, an eclectic blend of a variety of natural herbs, spices, and other ingredients, provides for just that stillness. 

For millennia frankincense has been used in religious ceremonies, in part because of its spiritual properties.  It has been a staple ingredient in incense in Christian churches, and it continues to be utilized in yoga studios worldwide on a daily basis.  Frankincense is a meaningful component of Zen diffuser, and with its multi-thousand-year history of spirituality, this is easily understood.

Zen diffuser can improve mood

Observation of the Breath

When yogis express the concept of observation of the breath, or concentration on the breath, they do not commonly think of concentrating on the components of what is being breathed in, but rather concentrating on the in-breath and the out-breath.  However, thinking about the relaxation provided by the various ingredients of Zen diffuser can accompany the concentration on the breath.

An additional area of concentration on the breath while using Zen Essential Oil Diffuser would be to concentrate on breathing in gently, either through the mouth, or through the mouth and nose, and breathing out through the nose, at least in part. In this way the fragrant aromatic compounds found within Zen diffuser will pass by the olfactory system in the bridge of the nose, thus activating the limbic system or the emotional center of the brain.

Observation of the Mind

Zen practitioners utilize observation of the breath in order to help them observe the mind.  The relaxation and spiritual awakening associated with Frankincense, in particular, allows, and in fact encourages a peaceful and relaxed observation of the mind.

The Koan of using Zen MONQ to approach Zen monk

Okay – so you’re going to start meditating.  You want complete purity of body and spirit.  And yet, here you are breathing from a modern device which heats up a liquid to help you ‘zen out.’ Taking the Zen diffuser air into your mouth, and then breathing it out your nose will bring the aromatic compounds by the olfactory bulb, giving you the desired effects.

And there you have it, the internal inconsistency inherent in Zen. Please enjoy Zen MONQ®.

Rachel Donovan

By Rachel Donovan

Rachel is a freelance writer who enjoys writing and researching interesting and new topics. As a California native, she can be found spending her time on the beach with a good book.

Favorite MONQ blend: Ocean

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The above information relates to studies of specific individual essential oil ingredients, some of which are used in the essential oil blends for various MONQ diffusers. Please note, however, that while individual ingredients may have been shown to exhibit certain independent effects when used alone, the specific blends of ingredients contained in MONQ diffusers have not been tested. No specific claims are being made that use of any MONQ diffusers will lead to any of the effects discussed above.  Additionally, please note that MONQ diffusers have not been reviewed or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. MONQ diffusers are not intended to be used in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, prevention, or treatment of any disease or medical condition. If you have a health condition or concern, please consult a physician or your alternative health care provider prior to using MONQ diffusers. MONQ blends should not be inhaled into the lungs.

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