Giving Up Sunk Costs

The decision to let go, to drop a burden, may be very difficult, even painful, to make... Bun once you've done it, doesn't it feel good?  Like a fresh start? The next level: let go before you've become attached. In tai chi we call this "investing in loss".  In everyday life we might call it … Continue reading Giving Up Sunk Costs

McKenna on Mind-Body Duality

Excerpted from Spiritual Warfare, by Jed McKenna: A lot of smart people are struggling to understand that there's a mind/body connection. It gets even harder to comprehend a mind/everything connection, or to go even further and see that there's realy no mind/everything disconnection in the first place.

On Meditation

Meditation takes us into our own subconscious, what some might call a visit to the soul. The soul is like a garden. It must be tended, or weeds will grow. If our garden is overgrown it may not be a very pleasant place to visit. The only remedy is to spend more time tending it! … Continue reading On Meditation

Vidal on Lao Tzu

The following excerpt is from Creation: A Novel by Gore Vidal and describes an encounter between the narrator and Lao Tzu.  It aptly describes the state tai chi is practiced from: "When we say do nothing, we mean do nothing that is not natural or spontaneous. You are an archer?" "Yes. I was trained as … Continue reading Vidal on Lao Tzu

On Masters

The word "master", somewhat like "saint", loses its value when self-applied. To claim to be an "expert" is fine, but "master" should only be used by others to describe you, if they so choose. To those who understand this, it is folly to claim to be a master of anything or anyone. As for me, … Continue reading On Masters