The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~

Saturday, April 04, 2015

The Lenten Challenge is Over!

The Lenten Challenge is over!

It would be a pretty poor post if that's all I had to say, so below find a TED talk about how our body language not only expresses our inner selves to the  outside world, but also shapes us in turn. This make stance practice, particulary zhan zhuang or standing stake so much more important.

If our external movements shapes our inner selves, I wonder what David Elsewhere looks like on the inside?


walt said...

If our external movements shapes our inner selves . . .

In olden days, peeps would advise, "Ye become what ye behold!"

Being more scientific nowadays, we say, "Neurons that fire together, wire together!"

Thus it is that the Lenten Challenge produces steady practice AND a growth of character. It also folds nicely into Springtime, the Wood Phase, yang rising. Thanks!

Rick Matz said...

We forge ourselves, both mentally and physically.

Compass Architect said...

This tradition is way better than World Taiji day.

Rick Matz said...


Angelika said...

thanks, I actually made it and really meditated every day!

What helped me a lot was the app "headspace". I will continue!

Rick Matz said...

Congratulations! Good job!