Modern life is busy, snarled, woefully harried, and mind tiring. We thirst for those deep drinks of consciousness that tell us, this is why it is all worthwhile. We long to look up and feel the love of God and the sun shining warm upon our faces. In the East, this might be called enlightenment. In the West, a state of grace. But in either, what we want is the finer, all embracing consciousness that intimates the presence of spirit and an existence beyond this crumbling, hurried world. Some try to capture these mysteries with creed or method, theology or ritual, as if somehow the devoted, undivided consciousness were painfully inaccessible unless schooled in strict forms, be they words or actions. But to be so compelling, so satisfying, so deep, this whirlwind of awareness and being must be a part of our deepest nature, and therefore, readily evoked by natural experience. In the mountains there is Zen waiting for you to come sit with it. In the genre of literary impressionism, Zen Colorado takes you on a journey through all that is Zen and the Tao, through the mountain views and vistas, and the truth inside you.