Breaking Free…for whatever reason.

Most Discordians will refer to the story known as the ‘Original Snub’ which explains a little bit about Eris. In this story, the Olympians assembled at a feast on Mount Olympus (called Limbo Peak by Discordians). They decide not to invite Eris due to Her reputation for causing chaos and strife. When Eris finds thisContinue reading “Breaking Free…for whatever reason.”

All Potential Answers

“Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert so that it can immediately intuit truth, which is everywhere. The mind must be emancipated from old habits, prejudices, restrictive thought processes and even ordinary thought itself.” – Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kun Do “The only rules that really matter are these: what aContinue reading “All Potential Answers”

Control over Adrenal Response

I was reading an article today about a neuroscientist who took up pilates, to reduce stress responses. His reasoning was based upon a study regarding nodes in the cerebral cortex and how they interact with the internal organs. It’s a good read, and one that supports something I’ve believed for a very long time. “It’sContinue reading “Control over Adrenal Response”

The Benefits of Open-Thought

诀 曰: 本 拳 基 服 膺, 无 长 不 汇 集。- “Oral Tradition: Adhere faithfully to proven principles and sound doctrines; adopt all beneficial maneuvers and techniques.” This bit comes directly from a book on one of my most beloved martial arts, Yiquan. While like many of our other topics, it has very littleContinue reading “The Benefits of Open-Thought”

The Game of Life –

生活游戏…the life game “We have an absolutely extraordinary attitude in our culture, and in various other cultures, high civilizations, to the new member of human society. Instead of saying frankly to children, “How do you do? Welcome to the human race!” we are playing a game and we are playing by the following rules: weContinue reading “The Game of Life –”

Ceaselessly Improve

自強不息To ceaselessly improve oneself羅文莊– [calligraphy by] Luo Wenzhuang There are so many websites that offer to help us help ourselves. Lots are designed simply to absorb money from the users, while others offer helpful advice. So much advice. Maybe too much advice some days. Before we begin, I think it helps to establish that internetContinue reading “Ceaselessly Improve”

The Value of Small Habits, and Un-Habits

James Clear has outlined the benefits of using small habits, consecutively, to build up large life changes. This is worth reading and re-reading. We are collections of habits over years, and to make significant changes requires us to really understand how the cue-> craving-> response-> reward loop functions. This also works for breaking “bad habits”Continue reading “The Value of Small Habits, and Un-Habits”

Cheng Man Ching – “Self Cultivation”

One of the more interesting choices of words is in “Master Cheng’s New Method of Self-Cultivation.” I have recently been exploring this particular way of presenting the practice of tai chi chuan, and I rather like “self-cultivation” as a concept. This isn’t to say that practice, martial training, meditation, etc. aren’t all a part ofContinue reading “Cheng Man Ching – “Self Cultivation””