Not being tense, but ready. Not thinking, not dreaming. Not being set, but flexible; adaptable. Being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, not anxious, but relaxed and prepared for whatever may come. This is Zen. Zen is achieved by digging through the ditches and burning through the witches. Thank you Rob Zombie. There are … Continue reading Everything Happens at Exactly the Same Time
The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on. There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence. And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?
The Japanese martial art of Aikido is made up of three words: Ai meaning harmony, Ki meaning life force, spirit and universal energy, and Do, meaning the way. Summed up in a basic sense, Aikido is The Way of Harmony of the Spirit. This nomenclature is pretty common in the martial arts, such as with … Continue reading Hatha is Not the Sun and the Moon