Often time the great sages spoke about doing without doing, seeing without seeing and being without being. However, many times individuals will take that to heart and won't take action or practice their forms as needed. The most prominent lesson here is that while stillness is the practice, there is always movement. Actual non-movement leads to rigor mortis in which no life escapes you. To pull that away from the superficial and ideological I would like to begin with this question.
Can movement and stillness exist at the same time?
It is a complex process to get into finite terms but the reality of the matter is that yes it can. Let's take sleep for instance and divulge the aspects that you are still for the majority of the night if you sleep well, yet, deep down there is a stillness of breath and fluid movement that is keeping you alive while allowing your body to detoxify and heal itself. Hence the power of breathing and breath movements such as of that in Qigong and other...
I have gotten this question about mindfulness many times, so I thought I would address it within a post. Mindfulness can come from many forms and many angles. Thus we must approach it for what it is in both foresight and hindsight. Mindfulness practice originated in the eastern orient traditions and was used to enhance the availability of sight within the environment to improve the presence of the person in whatever they were doing or not doing. That is why often if you refer to books written in that time you can see that kind of language used. However, in reality, the practice is not limited by any religious doctrine at all.
Jon Kabat Zinn, a Professor of Medicine Emeritus and a creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He was able to use the practice to help thousands of individuals in a clinical setting get in touch with what is happening in their lives...
Today we will cover the last part of the series on the three levels of a warrior's mindset, so I hope you have enjoyed it thus far.
Now we have spoken about the previous states of mind and how they relate to each disposition, but I will do a quick review for those who have just tuned into this series.
State of mind 1: Zan Shin is translated as ‘Remaining Spirit’ and refers to a vigilant, all-encompassing awareness.
State of mind 2: Mu Shin means ‘Mind Without Mind,’ or the state of No Mind. Mu Shin is a state of spontaneity that allows immediate action without conscious thought.
Now the state of mind three is known as Fu Do Shin.
Fu Do Shin is the ‘Immovable Mind.’ It is the mind that has met all challenges of life and has attained a state of complete composure. This state of mind cannot easily be disturbed by confusion, anger, doubt, or fear. It is the calm in the center of the storm.
Ever since the post-nuclear age, the revolution of industry sciences has been pushing more stimulus onto the social structure for the name of progress. The aforementioned has not been limited to electronic development. Modernization has been one of those factors that have pushed the envelope in which the bias of testing for long-term results versus comfort and apparent benefits. That brings us to the topic today of blue light and its effects on health.
Current society averages state that humans spend an average of 11 hours a day in front of some electronic devices. This is not limited to cell phones, computers, and TV. Technically, speaking that is ~46% of your day spent in front of a screen of some type. Meaning that the modern child now spends about half their time being bombarded by new forms of photoelectric factors.
The most ominous of these factors is blue light. Why is it the most ominous? It is because our bodies naturally respond to its stimulation during the waking...
I've been moving my list over to a new system, and have had a few hiccups as far as sending out e-mails, so if you have not heard from me in a while, then that is why. I have my team working on it, so hopefully, this will be resolved soon. That mostly has brought me to the topic today of simplification.
I have been working on simplifying my life in many ways, from bill management to environmental management. You may remember from my previous newsletter that I spoke about how your environment controls what manifest as stress or disease in your life.
In the latest conversations I have had with clients, I have begun to see that there is a true relationship with the key factors of stress in 3 areas that are prominent. Those areas are the stress you experience daily, the people you keep in your life, and the environmental stimuli you experience be it food or places you roam. These are critical factors and something that we as individuals need to take into account.
In the following, I will discuss how I arrived at the practice of Qigong and why it changed the way I saw things in my life. It was not an instant miracle, but it did progressively get better. I will do my best to detail what was going on and how I began to overcome it.
Back in 2010, I remember waking up with what seemed to be a hangover. I can tell you that it was not a great sight as I was trying to find my way through the hallway but I was running into things. What I didn't know at the time was that my eyes were doing their own thing and the full matrix inside of my body was having a hard time calculating distance. It reminded me of the Bozo show where they played the grand prize game. You remember the show right? It was the one where they had a kid come in, and he tried to toss a ping pong into six different buckets, and if he reached bucket number 6, he won a 100 dollar bill and a bunch of prizes along the way. Sadly, the only awards I won were bruises. Besides that, I was...
Hello again friends,
Today I would like to speak to you about stagnation and how it can be the unknown silent killer of your overall health.
Consider your body is a liquid life form exchanging fluids at every turn. It doesn’t matter if it is hormones, blood, lymph, neurological chemicals all while holding itself together. The human body is amazing.
Understanding also that the body has over 600 muscles that work on train tracks called anatomy trains that dictate not only tensile function but also meridian flow to enhance bipedal motion. You should be amazed at how you as a human remain not only alive but also at how you work in your daily life. Adding the undercurrent of meridians that essentially are the nerve pathways coming from every elemental organ system you have in your body, then you can see how complicated we truly are as humans.
Lastly, the opposable thumbs make for a new neuron track that is only available in the upper plexus of the body in people, especially for fine...
One of the biggest issues that cause disease in the body is that of stagnation. You see stagnation can occur in two ways in your life.
It can go from macro to micro and also the inverse. That is why the thoughts you think, the people you keep and the food you eat all matter. It is triangular in nature, and it makes up a small map of us as humans.
Today I’d like, to begin with, a concept introduced in the book Psycho-Cybernetics known as limbic hijacking. In a world that popularizes the constant growth of data and bombardment of the human organism, this center of the body has been hijacked by suppressive forces indoctrinated into us as children, teens, adults and virtually every relational variant in-between.
We have been programmed either to take orders, know our roles, or suppress the need to excel beyond a given standard. This leads to stagnation and congestion inside of the upper dantian. The upper dantian will become overfilled with a constitution of stagnant energy,...
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