Great suggestions Cal. I think learning more about it has helped me see it in a different light too. It’s unfortunate that people see it this way, but I find most of the time it’s due to lack of education or misinformation about what Zen Buddhism or any kind of Buddhist practice is. It’s not so much a religion as a way of experiencing the world, and there’s so much more to it than the act of sitting like you mention.
Thanks for sharing man. Appreciate it