“Zen” means many different things to many different people. To me, it is unique. Zen doesn’t tell you anything - it only poses you questions. It is a brutally honest, non-compromising inquiry into the very elements of one’s being. It isn’t a purely intellectual pursuit as the traditional western philosophy. It is experiential, you must experience, live the truth to gain deep insights. It cannot stop at the limits of intellect as it questions the totality of one’s existence, which is comprised of much more than the conscious mind and intellect. Zen that can be put into words isn’t zen, goes the saying.
In your questioning, you don’t look for answers. You just look. You strive to become open to what is, as is. You go always deeper, always beyond. Through contemplation and ever increasing awareness and presence, you open yourself to being and not-knowing.