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  • Writer's pictureBen Balliro

Your Zen Zone

Updated: Jun 8

We know that smoking a cigar takes time and dedication. You must also have somewhere to smoke. An area you can call your HQ, you inner sanctum, your zen zone. When you remove yourself from distractions and designate "your" spot, you can enhance your smoking experience. When you smoke a cigar, it forces you to take time for yourself and put your mind at rest for a while. So utilize your time wisely; read your favorite book, listen to your favorite music, talk to a best friend or spouse about your troubles and praises and everything in between. As mentioned in a previous article, I find the cigar fulfills your purpose, as you fulfill its.


I would like to suggest something to you. Find, build, or buy a phrontistery that you can set aside to reflect and to think. Use it as a time of meditation, prayer, or a time of camaraderie. Like Ray Lewis said, “…Every man needs, in the course of 24 hours, a point of renewal..”. I think he has a point, much can and does happen in the course of 24 hours, and setting aside time to reflect on your situation and gather your thoughts is important.


I use premium smokes as my getaway; both figuratively and literally. A cigar in the morning, along with coffee, can help prepare you for the day. The biphasic properties of nicotine mentally stimulates, yet physically relaxes. Your smoking experience does not have to be matutinal; mid afternoon or evening works just as well. As long as you are reflecting and renewing, then the virtue of the leaf is in order. What better way to enjoy your time, then your zone of zen? Thank you for reading.

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