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The Secret of Health

“The secret of health for both the mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, nor to anticipate troubles, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly”.    — The Buddha

My Best Friend

I was sitting in the back of the car looking out at the fall afternoon in Prince George as we drove. I wanted to open the door and run. My Mom, my best friend, was dying of cancer. She was in the last hours of her life at the hospice in Prince George,  and we had just come from seeing her.

I am not sure if I wanted to run away or run to something, no matter though, I started running. Continue reading My Best Friend

The Elixir of Movement and Breath

As you go on breathing in this frame of mind, with these associations, alternating between movement and stillness, it is important that the focus of your mind does not shift. Let the true breath come and go, a subtle continuum on the brink of existence. Tune the breathing until you get breath without breathing; become one with it, and then the spirit can be solidified and the elixir can be made.

—  Chang San-Feng