The way it is…

or 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 misery is to know to much

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

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The way it is…

“Pain is inevitable suffering is optional” Buddha

We are alive and we have a body, we do have emotions and we have mind so far so good.

How does it work?

 

“Mind creates reality” Buddha

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Because of the body mind connection we creating our own personal bodily sensations by just thinking or name  situations in positiv or negative or like or dislike. It means you are by your own responsible how you feel, i.g. suffer or happiness.

For example you drinking a good bottle of wine and after while the bottle is half done. Now there are two main internal human thinking actions:

a) Yeah… very good still a half bottle to drink

b) Ohhhhh…only half left

In case a) the body will feel light with good sensations. Because this is how the body is reacting on so called happy feelings.

If the mind becomes negative like in case b) bodily sensation are more heavy and more tensed.

In terms of suffering both can be the same in both cases. In example a) some want to have back this yeah very good feeling sensations and starts craving for it. If that person can´t repeat it suffering starts. In example b) its similar the person do not like so much the created sensations and inner disquiet and starts to suffer because of it.

If you can keep your mind monolog quite means with no assessment you are in a state to enjoy fully alive the wine. You are 100% in the particular moment fully aware and how you experience the external reality within you body. If you are able understand that you are the one who has responsibility how you feel you toward to a more happy live.

It is like it is…mind interpretation can´t see it but is creating sensations. These sensations are creating again your like or dislike. Interrupting that circle means inner peace and happiness.

Chin Chin

Daoist practice of everlasting life…

The way of everlasting life is a main focus of daoist practice. To go along this attitude the daoist practice are quite many depends on the school the adept is following. But the philosophy is the same. Everlasting life means not the bodily aspect. The name Immortal is for many people confusing and leads to wrong action if deeper understanding is missing.

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Here are few examples for a better understanding about daoist exercises. The text is written by Xu Congshi, disciple of Wei Boyang.

 The three jewels, the real crux

The ear,the eye, the mouth- these three jewels,

block and stop them up,do not let them gape.

The truth in man lies at the very depths,

He roams wide yet guards a proper compass within.

Sight and hearing are both crooked and winding,

They function entirely together

As the pivot and lynchpin or the self,

Their movement never exhausted.

Bank up and guard the sight within,

Do not employ the ears in hearing,

Close the mouth to chattering,

With rare words out of the teeming void.

These three are the crux of the affair-

To be with a relaxed body, resting in an empty room,

Abandon the will and return to the void,

And without thinking thus find constancy.

Let signs of difficulty promote your change,

And preserve one mind without rebelling:

In bed the spirit cradled in your arms,

Alive and alert to its care or neglect.

It identifies the three keys to the inner development of an Elexir- the ear, the eye and the mouth. They correspond to the internal vitality or body essences:

Jing > body essence

Qi > vital energy

Shen > Spirit

During one`s cultivation lowering down the sensory organs. Means just reacting less or even not (mastership) of whats going on. The meaning is not to become a stone the meaning is to stay focused and relaxed within the body whatever is coming across. If you stay in this state of mind the so called “Golden Elexir” get created. This can be done because the mind stays calm all the time and you are beyond the point where Yin and Yang gets created. Not only in meditation you should get this point, no also during the hole daily action it is also called: “Refining the Elexir or Inner alchemy”

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.

External enemies…

In Chinese medicine is a saying:

If your internal defense (Qi/vital energy )is strong and flowing no external enemy can strike you.

It sounds quite martial but its only a kind of view. And the so called not educated people in ancient China could understand its terminology easily.

External enemies:

  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Wind
  • Dryness
  • Dampness

These nature aspects of course not by it self enemies only if they can enter into your body. Then they can create so called blockages or in other words health problems. To prevent this it is necessary to keep our guard strong so these enemies can not enter the body. Several ways exist to keep the guard (defense Qi) strong. Here are some examples  from the classical wisdom of ancient china.

  • Live with nature rhythm
  • Exercises: Qi Gong / Chi Kung / Taijiquan
  • Food: 5 Element diet
  • Emotions: Keep them calm and balanced

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Crane is symbolizing long life and immortality in Chinese culture.

Each of the listed ones has its own benefit but all the together they are a quite strong army against the so called external enemies. Each individual of them are to strengthen our defense Qi i.e. the guard. All together they build a strong army. This is the secret of a healthy life but the knowledge by itself not very helpful better start to bring it into your daily action. If you don´t you are the owner of death knowledge….

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….