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Letter to a friend

Letter to a friend

the stamps the postcard (1) the postcard (2)   'Imagine the heart as a bird, the bird as an abyss, the abyss in flight. Now cut off the wings on the abyss.'   *      *      *   letter to a friend page 1 page 2 page 3 page 4 page 5 page 6 page 7 page 8...
The practice of commitment

The practice of commitment

Fall has arrived and, with its inward draw, I have the opportunity to reflect upon this year and my time as a student of Lotus Nei Gong. Along with the rest of the students on the American Qi Gong certificate, I recently completed the third training for this year and,...
The Fa Jin controversy

The Fa Jin controversy

Within the world of the internal arts, and specifically Taijiquan, nothing brings with it as much controversy as the skill of Fa Jin. For those who do not know, Fa Jin can be translated as meaning to ‘issue Jin’. The exact meaning of Jin is up for debate but within...
The real purpose of training

The real purpose of training

Look— You won’t see it. Listen— You won’t hear it. Use it— You will never use it up. [1]   Most animals seem to function primarily on instinct. Deep intellectual or philosophical reflection (as we understand it, at least) does not appear to be part of their...