Spirituality is inclusive of all parts of a person’s life. A spiritual lifestyle is about cultivating the inner dimensions of deep meaning in everything we do. Physical health, career and livelihood, family and relationships, are all part of wellbeing and fulfillment. There must be a sense of connected wholeness between who we believe we are,… Continue reading What is a Spiritual Lifestyle?
I studied and practiced Daoism seriously for several years before I started studying Buddhism seriously. I did a one-year immersive (meaning I lived at a rural community with cultivators, teachers, and students, where we practiced and studied every day) training in classical Chinese medicine, Qigong and Taiji, Internal Alchemy, and Daoist meditation practices. Although I… Continue reading What made you believe in Traditional Chinese Medicine?
In studying Buddhism, I’m struck by the apparent friction between Siddhartha Gautama the man, and Shakyamuni Buddha who has conquered birth and death. Was Gautama a normal human who, through dedication and persistence, made the discovery of Enlightenment? Or was he a supernatural Being who incarnated in a human form merely for the purpose of… Continue reading Gautama: Man vs. Cosmic Being
As I walk, I contemplate identity and evaluate life choices based on love versus choices based on fear. I sit quietly and deconstruct the ego/identity complex and analyze love versus fear. I wonder: could there be a third option? Perhaps it would feel like ambivalence, making choices based on the most appropriate action. Nonetheless, I… Continue reading Choices Based on Love or Based on Fear…
I have positioned my lifestyle to have its primary emphasis be on natural health: I eat primarily an organic whole foods diet, engage in energetic movement practices such as taiji and yoga, and maintain a daily awareness practice, all within the context of my living and working environment: a residential school of Asian medicine and… Continue reading Moving Towards Balance, Charting Territory
I know my sudden departure may come as a shock to you, but in truth, it has been a long time coming. Since I arrived, in fact. I ought to have told you earlier in our relationship, but I’m not the type to settle down, and no sooner do I arrive than I am already… Continue reading Dear Reno,
I love to write, and I love to write for this journal/blog. I craft entries in my head for days, weeks even, imagining a perceived audience anticipating my update quietly. But the posts don’t get written, and my drawling mental drafts get weary and frayed. I plan to write. “Today I’ll make a blog post”,… Continue reading Chin High