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A Bruce lee interview from 1972

January 2, 2016

This is wonderful interview is totally worth 20 minutes of your life. Bruce lee talks a lot about self integrity and total being, but with different words. And he has an interesting approach to life

http://bruceleetube.com/interviews/the-lost-interview/

  

1/1/16 .the 4 agreements.

January 1, 2016

I guess you could file this under New Years resolutions. Here’s to a happy healthy one! (With wisdom ever in sight and out of grasp -or is that just a form of American anti intellectualism? We don’t like to dwell on matters of the mind, or admit fallibility around those areas. Or boast. Never to boast. ) maybe it’s just ‘yoga’- fatigue, with all it’s desperate spiritualism and grasping that we wish to avoid? Or attachment to postmodern deconstruction- can we ever fully understand anything? If you are intimate with details of the elephant’s trunk, yet completely ignorant of it’s tail, can you profess knowledge all the same? 

Don Miguel Ruiz can help us along this path, with his 4 agreements. Which are very helpful, because you’ll never know everything. But maybe you can learn a thing or two every day. This can help in that effort.  

 
And also, just for fun, are the 5 reiki precepts for living well. (Sometimes ‘work diligently’ is translated as ‘work hard’, or ‘do your best’. And I think there’s a direct correlation to not taking things personally with not getting angry or being fearful. 

And what’s missing in both, explicitly unstated, yet is abundantly implied, is courage and the act of being courageous, and the art of living courageously. It’s derived from the Latin word : cor – and it originally meant from the heart, or something like that. Nowadays people just say ‘from the heart’ or that someone ‘has a lot of heart’ or that they ‘put a lot of heart’ into what they do. Perhaps because courage came to mean valor, and be associated with fighting and war? Or because people courageously fight losing battles to inoperable diseases or amorphorous entities? Have we lost faith in courage, even as we value and treasure our hearts?

Here’s a nice bit about courage:  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courage
  

Movement, music, dance

December 20, 2015

This mans life was changed through movement, music and dance. Read the following article to find out how movement and dance helped a man to cope with and heal from a dehabilitating illness. 
  
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/life-video/video-choosing-madonna-over-meds-one-mans-quest-to-walk/article23338135/?service=mobile

This is John Trudell

December 18, 2015

  
He died recently, but his life gave value and meaning to so many. Here’s a video of him speaking:


It’s called ‘we are power’, and worth listening to. I think it’s important to remember that life doesnt have to equal consumptionism and that consumerism is a philosophy like any other. It is possible to view our relationship to other people, humanity, the earth through a different lens. 

Effects of stress mitigated by reiki

October 26, 2015

Surprisingly, rats can do more than eat pizza

And while It is amazing that a rat would abandon a perfectly good piece of pizza after carrying it so far, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXUG8q4jKU

It’s also great to know that rats can participate in reiki studies.

http://www.centerforreikiresearch.org/RRdownloads/RRSummariesHeartRate.pdf

In this study, rats are exposed to noise stress. They are paired with rats who do not receive environmental stress. The rats exposed to reiki showed a reduced heartrate, and that there was a proportionally higher response for rats with higher initial heartrate. Meaning: reiki calmed down the rats. A control group received sham reiki given by non-practioners. The control group didn’t experience a reduction in heart rate. Reiki wins.

So dear rat, go for yours. Do not abandon hope, or pizza.

Your Task is not to seek for love…..

February 11, 2015

boundaries

Well, at least Rumi had some clarity.

The 5 types….

January 11, 2015

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So lately, I have been researching and learning more about Chinese medicine. I had heard that Bewteen Heaven and Earth, by Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold, was an excellent introduction to the concepts of Chinese medicine, so it was very exciting for me when I found it on the sidewalk amidst several other offerings. I guess someone was purging or being purged, moving or being moved, or maybe just doing a little belated spring cleaning. I’m a big lover of sidewalk book finds. It’s one of the small benefits of living in NYC. So thank you to whomever it was. It IS a great book! I’m still reading it, learning it and ingesting the information, but I thought I would pass along this graphic of the 5 types and a fun little pdf which gets more in depth for you, dear reader. This five_types pdf  is from:  © 2007 Chinese Medicine Works http://www.chinese-medicine-works.com .  And I hope I am not violating any copyrights by posting. It’s a fun read, which you may enjoy.