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Written Words2020-04-06T16:32:13-07:00

A Personal Opinion

March 14th, 2021|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

When I was at the Yasodhara Ashram on Kootenay Bay in Canada, everywhere I turned there were signs saying, “Above all try to find God.” When it was my turn to head the nightly satsang, I said, “You’re wasting your time; God is [...]

The Essence Of T’ai Chi Chih

March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

Softness and continuity are the essence of T’ai Chi Chih. It is the soft water that wears away the hard rock; the tongue outlasts the teeth. Hardness and confrontation are brittle and destructive; softness and a gentle manner of thinking are life-enriching. Contrast [...]

Foreword‌ for Heightened Awareness

February 28th, 2021|Categories: Heightened Awareness|

In truth there is no such thing as higher consciousness. There is only consciousness. But in individuals, the pure consciousness is usually blocked in varying degrees, so we speak of higher or lower states of consciousness. The sun is always the same, but when [...]

Great Circle Meditation

February 20th, 2021|Categories: Joy Thru Movement Photo Text|

    If the reader would like to supplement his or her T’ai Chi Chih with a suitable meditation, to bring about an inner stillness after the movements he or she has been practicing, this is an easy one to practice and should [...]

The Mysterious 108

February 15th, 2021|Categories: Climb the Joyous Mountain|

The number 108 holds within it a great mystery, but I have never found anyone who could explain this mystery. There are 108 beads in both the Hindu and Buddhist rosaries. There are 108 movements in T’ai Chi Ch’uan. In Kyoto and other ancient [...]

Sound

February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Heightened Awareness|

In India the people speak of “vibration before sound,” the catalyst for the beginning of creation. This probably has the same meaning as, “In the beginning was the Word.” Almost all beliefs agree that sound is the matrix of creation. The fanciful phrase “music [...]

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