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Integrity:  ‘the state of being whole and undivided’.

What does that mean for you in your life?

I came across a quote recently that was along the lines that described integrity as the path in which you will never lose yourself.

From a spirituality perspective having integrity you might say is the commitment and choice to connect with the essence of yourself.  Being whole.

As everything else is a fragmentation of the self or even an act of fraud and dishonesty.  Isn’t it?

From this perspective, integrity has nothing to do with morality.  Concepts of right and wrong, good and bad are just adopted societal norms.

We are so used to playing our roles that I do not think that integrity is a very common thing at all.



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Your sense of essence~


Connecting with your essence is about choosing and living more from who you are.

In a world with infinite distraction it’s important to be aware of the mind’s pull into contraction and distraction.

Living consciously is about embracing the simplicity of who you are at the core.

It’s an awareness of who you are and living from that place.

Not the other way around where you live like a leaf blowing in the wind from one situation or occurrence to the next.

How can anyone be empowered if they are reacting to anything ‘external’?

Do what you need to do to connect with your essence.  Be aware.

And you will get a feeling sense of that deeper energy.

Cultivate that feeling and see how it interconnects with everything.

Call it a sense of essence.

Explore it and connect deeper.


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Opening the doors of perception~

alice and the door

Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.

Alice in Wonderland

When you relax your definitions of reality and who and what you think you are it becomes possible to engage the world in a more fluid and open way.  You can actually choose how you want to see yourself and the world.

For instance:  by default your mind will see separation in everything.  It will see that relationship between yourself and everything and everyone.  But it is possible to shift your perspectives and perception to one of something else.  To see the oneness or essence.  But it must be your choice and actively chosen so that the mind is guided in that direction.

Or, you can choose to see yourself as whatever you choose and explore that in your life.  You can literally go in any direction.  You can engage active perception and actively create your reality with your conscious mind instead of being a passive participant.

To know yourself is to realize that ultimately you are energy and choice.  There are many entries on this site that talk about this and relate to it for those of you who want to explore in that direction.

Never forget, this world is fiction.  Your life is a story.  Nothing is real.  What would you life your narrative to be?

<Cheshire Cat wink 😉 >

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Your greatest treasure~


This world can fall apart.

The sky can fall.

Everything you have known to be your life can turn to ruin.

But there is a something that you will never lose.

It is a treasure worth more than all the gold and money and Bitcoin there is.

Your greatest treasure is that which you are.  Your essence.

It is your real worth.  Beyond measure or compare.

It represents an ease and vitality that cannot be sold or stolen or given away.

The essence you are

is the treasure in this turbulent and unpredictable world.

Do you choose to accept this?

Do you choose to reflect this?

Do you choose to live this?


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The gift of pause~

pond reflection

It doesn’t take the study of Upanishads or sutras up on some cliff in Nepal.

It doesn’t take years of chanting Om or genuflecting before a Guru or backpacking across the world.

You don’t need crystals or spirit guides or Jesus or Jehovah.

You don’t need any knowledge of spiritual terminology or practices.

You don’t need a kinesiology muscle or consciousness calibration test.

There are no steps or techniques.

It doesn’t cost money and doesn’t require much at all (just a bit of willingness and openness).

It is simplicity itself.  (Which is why so few are drawn to it)

In fact, pausing is about doing nothing at all.  The art of letting go.

Connecting deeper and deeper.  Feeling what arises but letting go to the point where it is just you with… yourself.

And in a moment you will meet that deeper place of You.

And nothing will be the same.

In a moment of pause, find out what is possible.

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The deeper exploration of Tai Chi and Qigong~ (and how it applies to you)

old man tai chi

There is a concept that is an integral part of Tai Chi and Qigong and other internal arts that applies to everyone looking to expand their existence.

It’s called ‘sung’.  And it goes far beyond relaxation (although relaxation in no small achievement).

Sung is partly about going deeper by letting go or releasing and dissolving tension and blocks.  Not just the tension in the physical body but in every part of the self.  And it’s also about connecting with that place of ease deep within where our movement in the world can be unhindered.

To become truly sung means to see the world and yourself with clarity.  To the point where your relationship with everything else is an exploration of interconnection and oneness.

Look at it this way:  you see yourself as a physical entity living in the world and that everything is separate from you in the sense that it is ‘external’.  From that perspective it is a literal impossibility to be truly at ease and peace with yourself as your mind will be in survival/control mode evaluating, judging, planning dissecting, preventing, organizing, thinking, doubting, worrying, justifying.  Busy-busy-busy.   Tension, stress, control.   As you are literally up against a universe of potential conflict and problems.

To be truly sung is about exploring the energy of oneness, the energy of allowance in the universe.   It’s an opportunity to move with the essence of energy.   A place of being and understanding where there is a ease and a broadening.

So it is a way of experiencing yourself, experiencing reality in a new way.  A more complete and holistic way where everything opens up.

So it may look like a simple thing but beneath the form of Tai Chi and Qigong there are radical and transformative things happening.  For those that choose to explore that.

The possibilities are endless.

End note:  there is a Tai Chi master, Adam Mizner, who has a passion for what sung is and often talks about and shows the martial applications.  Check out his online videos.

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Shifting your perception of the world~


Your perception of the world, of existence, is not a static thing.

Think about how powerful that is.

Think of the opportunity that is and the unlimited possibilities.

You are not separate from anyone else.

You are not separate from anything.

The tension and heartache that comes from living in this world only happens because we have bought into something that is not true.

Open yourself to the possibility of more.

See beyond what your mind perceives as “real” to a place where your heart knows the truth of something much larger.

It has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with religion or sidestepping into another box in which to view the world.

It’s about connecting with the essence of energy that you are.   An essence that ultimately unites everything.

In the space between your thoughts and perceptions and moments you call your life….

you will begin to get a sense of it.

If you are ready, interested, and choose to explore that direction.

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