The way it is…

or it should be?

A friend to me: I don´t read you

I: The greatest happiness in life is to be associated with the spirit

Friend: what ?

I: And the greatest torment is to know to much…

My Friend with a great question mark over his head: but ähh if when…

I: And yet be unable to be detached

Friend is shaking his head  turning around and left the room

To seek...

My mind became loud:

Waves are moving deep sea stays unmoved

Sometimes is to say nothing the best answer…

or body benefits from movement mind from stillness

Wish a happy stillness

seek for a real master

I Woke up with the knowledge that we gone to cross the Chinese border today.

In Ulan Bator the capital of Mongolia we had a stop for around 4h one day before. It was allowed to leave train and I decide to walk around a bit. The temperature on this day minus 25 and I walked fast to warm up a bit. After a while I saw a lot of people who were entering an old house. Curious I was following them to see what is happen there. Inside a queue waiting to get served with hot soup and a peace of dark bred. They did not have to pay for it, I mean the food was for free and how the people were looking like their would not have money at all. It was kind of public canteen for free food. After all the days this chicken meals I decide to line up to have taste from what the people were eaten. Of course most all were looking at me with my modern western clothes and were pointing during whispering to each other. I took my soup and the wet dark bread sit down and start to eat. For me was the taste quite ok after all the chicken stuff for 7 days on the train. The fatty soup was warming me quite fast. I went back to the waiting train happy for the change of food I had. All the time I tried to have a deep breath to fill my lungs with fresh air before I was entering the train again. The malodor inside the train was unbelievable because we could still not any window. Outside even with this cold climax was a paradise for the lung.

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After breakfast I was looking all time out of the window. Nothing special to see since days hahaha only white until the horizon. Somehow I hope something will change when we coming closer to the Chinese border. Of course not. The train was slowing down its speed and then it was stopping at Zamin Uud a small border town. I could see now Chines soldier because we were at boarder to China now. After pass control and the change of the restaurant waggon the train starts its journey again around two hours later.

China here I´m ! Now my really seek for a master can start. But of course first I went to the new restaurant waggon. What I saw and smelled was keeping my mouth wide open.

see k for a real master–the journey

I don´t know how many time people on my journey ask where my goal is. Which place which country or place of interests etc.. Ok maybe the next country or region I could imagine but no more. My search was not tourist places or beauty countrysides, beaches or buildings of stone. Of course I would not turn around if I would come close to one but it was not my priority. After many time I get ask about this topic more and more it became clearer. Even for me hahaha. The distance to my country longer and longer, the thoughts about smaller and smaller. Family, friends, job, parties so far and small already after only two and half weeks traveling. So many impression, so many new things so many people and cultures I crossed and still will. My observation became stronger and clearer, my listening get assisted from the other sense organs. Once in while I had really a hour or more conversation without to have any idea in which language the person was talking in front of me. Today its quite clear for me if the hearts are open you will understand any message from any person from any language. That idea of open heart understanding became stronger and stronger during my journey and later also a big part of the teaching what I learned from my Sifu(Master).

True Nature

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Now I had many time so I listed down for my self the true reasons for my journey and what I ´m seeking for:

  • is this the reality
  • is there are other realities
  • who am I beside name and job
  • where my emotional explosion / tension is coming from
  • why I´m born
  • hole purpose of live

This small list showed me again and again my deepest interest of live. My lifestyle at that time itself would not reflect this deep questioning. Easy going, every day party, lot of laughing, wine,dame,song beside work and studying. Everything good, enjoyable  but somehow not satisfying. All that easy going and fun could not quench the thirst of „I want to understand“. And somehow I just was following the internal call. Today I understand it was following my „true nature“ not my „earth nature“. Earth nature is interested in:

  • higher
  • further
  • faster
  • more
  • power 

These listing is used by status, family, job, any ranking, car….and so on. Comparison, status improvement  and measurement is the main ambition of an earth nature human. A so called heavenly human/ true nature is looking for answers behind all the so called important things of an earth human.

Transsiberian Train Dez 1984

Teacher or master of an energy or spirituell art ? Part 1

Good question isn´t it ?  The confusion comes easily if you don´t know the difference and how to find points to measure. To read and belief advertisement can´t be the right for it. They are all similar, offering of course the best of the particular art for a better sell. For Qi Gong, Yoga, Taijiquan and so on many many schools with many many teachers or masters who knows where to go or why to chose this or yonder. They showing certification of their education, is that good or not ? But who knows is the organization or the person who certificate them are right or wrong or high or low a good one or a bad one.

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Mhhh, so what now ? If you really interested to figure out you have to go personally to the place, studio, gym or to the person who calls him- or herself this or that. The most certification are given because the has done so and so many hours in that particular art. With this information only you can already say to 99% this is a teacher. Because nobody can master an spirituell or energetic art because of training the art for xy amount of hours. A person can of course learn the techniques what also means he or she can perform the external movement or positioning picture perfect but it does not mean the art is mastered.  To master an energy or spirituell art you have to go through your own processes energetic, mentally and spiritually. This may take years after years and no tonly xy hours.

More about will coming soon, stay tuned for part 2.

seek for a real master …the journey

White landscape masses of snow trucks and cars who where driving on frozen rivers because no road at all to see when I was looking out of the train window. Chatting here and there smoking cigarettes and exercising to eat nuts with chopsticks to learn it before arriving in China. After few days I become professional in the use of the chopsticks in comparison from my lesson start where more nuts on the floor then in my mouth. The Chinese travelers where looking on me with a smile and where given some comments who I did not understand but I always answered with a thumb up sign and a friendly smiling head banging.

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One day I think it was the 4th or 5th I get invited in a cabin from a Kirghiz to visit his cabin. His wife and him were offering me vodka and between the classes fresh apples and oranges. First time in my life I had to drink this kind of hard alcohol. The nice guy told me he made the vodka by himself talking about Mongolia and he invited me for hunting on horses with bow and arrow. He was explaining me about Mongolia how beautiful is to live under the stars in a tent, go for hunting drinking tea and so on. I was surprised that I could  understand him so well. May be the spirit of the vodka was helping me to understand each other. Somehow I woke up next morning in my cabin with no idea how I came. My head felt quite heavy and everything was foggy and I could not see very well. The other travelers where looking at me like I was somebody from the Mars. When I was moving my head the world around me was starting to turn. Still my clothes on from the day before I was standing up and tried to leave the cabin and was running straight against the cabin door who was half from class. Like I said everything was looking foggy and I did not see well because of the self made vodka. On the to the washing room I was rebounding from left to right from wall to wall. Now I understood very well the sentence: „alcohol can make blind“ After this experience I was avoiding for a long long time vodka and never tried any self made alcohol. The small Kirghiz birthday party took me the hole day of recovering means I lost one day of my life. But now only two days left to enter China where I want to find a  real Kung Fu master.  But in the moment of the hang over I just was searching for get rid of the headache.

seek for a real master… the journey

The timetable on the transsibirian  train was quite boring waking up, morning queue at washing room, queue train at the train restaurant, take any chicken menue, talking with body language to the people mixed up with some words, walking up and down saying hello to the passengers, look out of the window to see white winter landscape who passing by, changing the clock every few hours, smoking cigarettes between the cabins with exchange of western cigarettes to russian ones who always brought me to cough, rest and read a book, sleeping, wake up because of snoring neighbours.

Winter Zug

This all in a daily similar rythm. After days you know more or less by face all the passengers because of walking up and down the train. Ounce in a while you get invited by get pulled in a cabin for sharing fruits, drinks or any kind of food, the sound of the train rails  was like a never ending  ruminant frequence to help you to relax during day time and night time, tschagung ratata tschagung tschagung ratata……..still in my mind when start thinking about my journey, 7 days and night for 180 hours…tschagung ratata tschagung….at that time I was saying it is like brain washing today I would say it is like a mediation sound….

Water the essence of live…

Everybody knows more or less to drink enough per day. The most patients who are coming in my clinic mostly answering:“ yes I´m at  least drinking  2-3 liter a day“. But the most do not really understanding why. If you know some facts about water and live you will have some better understanding and to drink water will not only be a mechanical act.

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The list will show you the facts about water in % within the human body:

  • brain > 73 %
  • lung > 83 %
  • teeth > 10 %
  • heart > 73 %
  • muscles > 79 %
  • blood > 60 %

With this numbers it should be quite clear why the daily amount of water you taken should be at least 2 liters. You can say the water is like a transporter. The blood by itself is a mix of water with some cellular properties. All the intake of good food, minerals, vitamins etc. are not very helpful if it can´t transported to the place where its needed. And like you see at the above list how essential water is for the human. Is the percentage of water lowering down in the human body the hole functions will be reduced.  The power of muscles, the brain function > concentration, focus etc. will be influenced by drinking to less.

I think with  this information to quench the thirst is becoming more joy because you increasing your liife by keeping the bodily function up. Life and water a pair who belongs together. I for my self starting the day with a class room temperature water and I´m doing the same before  going to bed.

Prost….

Meditation journey…

Practice, practice practice….is the important phrase in meditation. To understand deeply the meaning of it its necessary to follow the advice. Of course different people start to practice  meditation because of different aims. The aims can be following:

  • learn to relax
  • understand yourself better
  • learn to control your mind / emotions
  • as a stress resolver
  • curiosity
  • enlightenment

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Just to name only few. There is almost in every culture a kind of meditation practice in very big variation of depth and or needs of the difference of humans. But I can say in around 30 years of my meditation journey  in comparison there are mainly three levels of in almost all mediation practice.

  1. the relax level
  2. self understanding level
  3. be one with God, Goddess, Buddha, Allah, Manitu, Cosmos or the one and so on

So many humans with so many different needs thats why are so many several meditation arts existing. The motivation to bring individual needs into action can be quite varied.  A friend was telling you about, you read a book or journal where mediation gets explained for what it is good for.  If you start to search for a meditation seminar to learn it or looking for schools or master to practice it then you can actually say the friend or the book / journal is/ was your first spirituell guide. The friend or the book or journal writer was opening a new way to live or act the world and or looking behind the mind limitation. Opening ones spirituell path is a like to create a good karma for yourself. Bring humans to a deeper understanding by experience not by thinking only is quite a high level good action. My first spirituell guide was Herman Hesse with the book „Siddhartha“. Once in while I take it this 30 year old book who is yellowish by age already with coffee and food spots on it smelling like historical looking at it and saying by heart thank you.

Do you remember when and or because of what  your spirituell interests or journey was starting ? Would be interesting to read or hear your comments about…..

Soon some practical tips will written by me, so stay tuned …..

Winter retreat….

Because we don´t living with the nature we lost the rhythm of it. In all area we got for example the same or similar temperature regulated by heater or air con. This makes us feel of comfortable but also we are losing the sensitivity for the real energetic nature action. We wearing wrong clothes eating wrong food or drinks. Of course we are realizing the early sunset in Winter but the lights everywhere let us easily forget about it. The few hours of sunlight is showing us actually the action time during winter. You see its quite short. But we have to follow of course working hours rhythm in a tact of society.

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Thats why we have to take care more about us in the not working hours. In Winter at least 1h or better 2h earlier to bed. This is for recharging the battery, whats our Kidneys. Winter time Kidney time very important to understand. Anyway each night the Qi (vital -energy) get stored in the Kidney for a later use. In Wintertime the storing is special powerful like I said already its the time of water-element means Kidney / Bladder. Like in hole nature the stored Qi is waiting for the next start ready for the autumn when the active action is starting again.

Avoid following winter mistakes:

  • less sleep
  • eating tropical fruits
  • drinking green tea
  • working overtime
  • cold feeds
  • not to go for a walk
  • cold drinks
  • to much action
  • night clubbing

Cheers with hot wine punch….for a good storage