We are almost two months into the year and I suspect that for most of us we have fallen comfortably back into our regular routines. Many resolutions made only a few short weeks ago have now been reconsidered or abandoned, along with the burden of some guilt of not living up to our own expectations. [Read more…]
What is the purpose of life?
What is the purpose of my life?
Grand questions using the phrase “What is the purpose” are often considered by spiritual seekers, and people questioning their role in the unfolding of our universe. These questions are important, and can provide an excellent driving force for change and deeper reflection. However, in daily life, this phrase holds much greater immediate value. [Read more…]
The traditional Chinese meditative exercises of Qigong have been used throughout history in the pursuit of a healthy, long life. To achieve this goal, thousands of different exercises have been derived that have been practiced by millions of people for thousands of years. Many of these practices vary with the exercises involved and the eventual intent of the training, but all have their roots in the area know as the lower Dan Tien. [Read more…]
Chinese civilization has been responsible for discoveries that have influenced the wider world for centuries. However, one of the most profound products of Chinese thought is yet to penetrate the modern world. It is the art and science of Qigong. [Read more…]
Amongst all animals on our wonderful Earth, we do not rank that highly when it comes to our physical attributes. We are not the fastest species. We are not the strongest. We cannot swim very fast and we cannot fly at all. We enjoy our position of dominance over all species on our planet as our intelligence enables an astonishing level of adaptability. We survive in some of the most inhospitable conditions presented on our planet, in both heat and cold. We are masters of problem solving, adjusting our lifestyle and adapting tools and materials to survive and thrive. [Read more…]
I recently posted a list things that we tend to identify with being a part of us that actually are not. One line of this post seemed to be the most difficult for people to accept: [Read more…]
The study of history is necessarily a filter of the past. We could never each learn from the entirety of all human experience as the sheer volume of information would be incomprehensible to our finite, individual intellects. [Read more…]
You are not your thoughts…
The world can be a horrible place at times. People can, and do, say harsh, hurtful things that end up causing us emotional pain. What can we do about this? I see two obvious answers. [Read more…]