Fasting Diet & Buddhism Meditation in the bath in the mornings, rather than listening to a ‘lifestyle guru’ I like to play a ‘Dhamma Talk’ by one of the Buddhist Ajahn’s from the informative website of Amaravati Monastery. This morning it was Ajahn Metta and just labelled ‘Dhamma Talk’. Her voice was very quiet and was difficult to hear above my abolutery splashing sounds, but I laid still to listen to see whether to change it – and am I glad that I didn’t! She was discussing fasting and diet and how the ‘switch off’ for religous fasting was easier … Continue reading Fasting Diet & Buddhism
I had been really struggling with diet over the last few years, 68 years old with dodgy legs I couldn’t move around enough and years of infection and strong antibiotics, painkillers, stomach and blood pressure meds had really taken their toll. I have been vegetarian for over 40 years don’t smoke or drink and still practiced Tai Chi and meditation every day so I was in a reasonable place to clean my act up a bit more. I gave up all soft drinks and sugary food and that helped a bit and started to research. Intermittent fasting was fairly easy … Continue reading Obesity – What Happened?
I’ve started compiling my old interviews and have listed them here: Interviews & People Steve Arneil Kyokushinkai Legend Wado Ryu Training In The ’60’s Toru Takamizawa Julian Dale – Eagle Claw Dave Rubens – Aikido and Security Yoshinobu Ohta Interview 2003 Mick Randall MBE Interview 2003 Mick Billman Interview 2003 Mick Gooch Interview 2003 Peter Spanton Interview 2003 Dave Hazard Interview 2003 Dave Courtney Interview 2010 Doug James Interview 2003 Jim Uglow Interview 2001 – Chap Sau Ray Fuller Interview 2003 Mick Nursey Interview 2003 Talks With Dennis Jones Giri Dennis Jones Interview Continue reading Interviews
These articles have been written over a 40 year period and many appeared in Martial Arts Illustrated, Traditional Karate and Combat magazines. Why I’m Different The Darkness What Did The 2018 Shi Kon Tai Chi Coaching Programme Participants Think? Time and Awareness Making Tai Chi Your Own Dieting Is Mind and Emotions The Fork In The Martial Road Dealing With Obesity The Spirit Door Fasting Diet & Buddhism Obesity – What Happened? How To Change The World Doorstep Zen 3 Ways To Practice Tai Chi Putting Your Head In Your Anus Martial Arts Bullies My Body Is Like My Dog … Continue reading Steve Rowe Articles
These poems are my martial arts soul, each one is the result of a meditation. The Lightest TouchThe Silence And Stillness Behind It All Finding Myself…. Breathing With Your Body The Tao Through Yin & Yang Neigong Balance Seeing Your Soul Old Man Martial Arts I Alone Am Still…. The Sky Weeps To The Earth Tai Chi Is About Depth The Yin Yang Transitions The True Perspective Lose Yourself Nature’s Way They’re Not Your Friends…. The Present Is A Present Liar, Liar Your Pants Are On Fire Old Man On A Bench Winter Sun Like Waves On The Sea I Can Beat The … Continue reading Steve Rowe Poetry
We live in a reductionist society. We are reliant on the few for everything we do and have. Our jobs, our income, our media, our entertainment, our religion and spirituality, everything is very carefully controlled. We are encouraged to look outside, to aspire to external beauty, good jobs, good houses, money and these are all held like carrots for a stupid donkey. Even our religion is politically controlled and run. Our elections are like turkeys voting for Christmas. We are never encouraged to look inside and explore the bigger inner universe, to challenge every bit of information that is … Continue reading How To Change The World
They’re Not Your Friends…. Those thousands of voyeurs you have on social media; The people that appear to be friends all the time they get what they want from you; Using you as a stepping stone to climb the social ladder; They’re not your friends; They will stick a knife in your back as soon as it suits them. Your friends are always there; Whether they agree with you or not; Even if being friends with you harms their ‘social standing’; They support you in the hard times; Phone you when there’s no reason; Send you jokes they know you’ll … Continue reading They’re Not Your Friends….