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Columbus and Other Cannibals

When Thom Hartmann used the word “wétiko” in the movie I Am, it blew right past me the first couple of times I watched the movie. Then I watched the movie a third time so I could slow it down to understand the

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Moving from Stillness

The whirling dervishes are sufis who spin and spin while they circle around their teacher, who they believe represents the sun. It takes a good sense of your own center of gravity to be able to do that without getting

Posted in Meditation, The Universe

The Jewels are Inside You

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The Illusion of Invincibility

Last weekend we rode our motorcycles over to Wisconsin. Due to schedule differences, it worked out easier to drive separately. The weather was beautiful. I left after my Saturday morning meditation class at the Twin Cities T’ai Chi Ch’uan Studio.

Posted in Healthy, Meditation

Ask a Tree to Help You

Standing Meditation Standing meditation is mostly the same as sitting meditation – you only need to add a few mechanics. Legs affect/determine Pelvic Alignment & Balance Your feet should be shoulder width apart. If your lower back hurts, bend your

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Having an Existential Tantrum?

In Letting Go, Harriet Brown writes about the meaning of forgiveness. Most people know that forgiving is good for you, but most people don’t know how to do it. Fred Luskin, who wrote Forgive for Good and has been studying

Posted in Medicine, Meditation, Positive psychology

Exploring the Chart of Inner Luminosity

This wall hanging at the Twin Cities T’ai Chi Ch’uan Studio is a symbolic representation of the human body and the spiritual forces that dwell within it. The chart was carved in stone at the White Cloud Temple of Beijing

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Indignation : anger at perceived (or supposed) affronts. You perceive it, so you hold on to it. Something bad may have happened to you. There is a Chinese proverb that says “the year reveals the day’s mystery.” You may not

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Fasting for health and enlightenment

This year I decided to fast during the Level 4 retreat at Two Harbors. Fasting is one of the topics covered in the retreat, and everyone who is healthy is encouraged to fast on Tuesday. People who are diabetic, have

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Letting Go

To learn the scriptures is easy, to live them, hard. The search for the Real is no simple matter. Deep in my looking, the last words vanished. Joyous and silent, the waking that met me there. — Lalla

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