Wu Wei 无为 Action Through Non-Action

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Do not burden yourself with depressing thoughts, do not get anxious about future events that may never happen, do not dwell on things that are well in the past. All of these emotions dissipate the brightness of Shen (Heart Spirit). If we over-extend our Heart we will harm its Qi. If this happens, Jing (Kidney […]

Modern-Day Hermits

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His unheated hut is halfway up a mountain with no electricity, and his diet consists mostly of cabbage. But Master Hou says he has found a recipe for joy. “There is no happier way for a person to live on this earth,” he declared, balancing on a hard wooden stool outside his primitive mud brick […]

Poetry of Protracted Illness

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Visit from a Friend  Po Chu’i [772-846 CE] I have been ill so long that I do not count the days; At the southern window, evening – and again evening. Sadly chirping in the grasses under my eaves The winter sparrows morning and evening sing. By an effort I rise and lean heavily on my […]

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