In class, this morning, we playing with Da Cheng as we usually do on Wednesday mornings. Even after all of these years of engaging these arts and… Read more “Navigating States of Consciousness”
Month: August 2016
This Confounding Human Consciousness
One of the most slippery aspects of learning about the body/mind is this confounding human consciousness. A very human belief is that how we perceive life is… Read more “This Confounding Human Consciousness”
What is a Sifu?
Today is my Sifu’s training anniversary. One of the things that these arts have taught me is to honor, pay respect to, and remember those who have… Read more “What is a Sifu?”
A Place of Abundance, Authenticity, and Natural Beauty.
For many Millenia, our mystic friends from many traditions, have described a place that coexists alongside our normal waking consciousness. In our Tradition, we call this place… Read more “A Place of Abundance, Authenticity, and Natural Beauty.”
On Keeping Notebooks
Every once in a while my morning playtime consists of randomly picking up notebooks and reflecting upon whatever I happen to come across. Now I have been… Read more “On Keeping Notebooks”
Why Would You Want to Cultivate Chi (QI)?
As I mentioned in a previous post on Cultivation, the goal of a cultivator is to have a free unrestricted flow of chi (Qi) in the body/mind.… Read more “Why Would You Want to Cultivate Chi (QI)?”
When life gets busy and challenging, time wise, there are days that I just am not able to get my morning playtime in. This is not an… Read more “Playfulness”
Perceive the World?
After many years of engaging my thoughts and imagination with movement and meditation, I am reminded daily how much my thoughts affect not only my body/mind but also how I perceive the… Read more “Perceive the World?”
One of the things about the cultivation of the Internal arts is that chi doesn’t like to move through tension. Practitioners throughout the ages have had to… Read more “On Relaxation”
A Little Rumi, A Little Meditation
I wish I could tell you that it is easy getting up every morning and engaging some kind of practice.