This morning’s neigong: Once again the air is different; Every day it changes as the wheel of the year turns; Every day the smell and taste has a difference; Nobody else seems to notice. I alone am still; I feel the stasis of the universe; I am as I am because everything else is as it is; As everything else is moving; I alone am still. People rushing to work; Taking kids to school; Birds flying, trees and plants growing; I feel the earth turning; Everything balancing everything else. But I alone am still. Continue reading I Alone Am Still….
This morning’s neigong: The sky weeps to the earth; And earth yields in empathy; The tears soften and nourish the earth; Which in turn nourishes everything attached to it. Empathy is to yield and receive first; To use the intelligence of our soul to understand; To receive, with an open spirit; And then to nourish the situation in a helpful way. Just as the earth softens to the tears of the sky; Humanity should soften towards any situation first; Join with it to understand it; Then bring it to a state of harmony. For this we need a soft front … Continue reading The Sky Weeps To The Earth
This morning’s neigong: Tai Chi is all about depth; It’s an iceberg rather than a mountain; Not how much you know; But how deeply you can experience. Buddha means ‘one who is awake’; Living fully in the present; Experiencing life in all it’s richness; We have a body and senses for just that purpose. It is at is, right now in this moment; The pressure of moist summer air on the skin; Invigorating the internal system from the lungs; Tasted on the tongue, smelled in the nose; The sweet fragrant mix of roses and jasmine. The softness of yin; On … Continue reading Tai Chi Is About Depth
Listen for the silence; Find the stillness; Wait until it arrives; Profound and all permeating; It was always there; Behind the noise; Behind the movement; Just waiting to be found; The true perspective. Continue reading The True Perspective
This morning’s neigong: The self doesn’t want to die; But if you wait long enough it will; It will use fear and anxiety; Distraction and apathy; Anything to prevent truth. But the truth is that it is an illusion; There is no self; When you wait long enough; It falls away; The veil of illusion drops. The universe is joined up; There is no separation; All eyes have the same energy looking out; When you realise this; You will never feel lonely or isolated again. Continue reading Lose Yourself
This morning’s neigong: Don’t look for it…. It cannot be seen; Don’t try to find that deep state: Don’t think, instead just be present. Feelings don’t require words; Let them come and go; Just watch whatever comes; Thoughts, feelings – nothing stays. Let go, let go, let go… Just ‘be’; Be yin, be yang, be neutral; Be totally in the present. Nature’s wordless speech; Can be experienced in this state; On this late summer overcast day; Natures freshness has begun turning in on itself. Soon enough it will hibernate to heal; The earth, wind, rain and sun nourish us … Continue reading Nature’s Way
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