Outside Looking In

I’ve spent the last 6 days either in transit or trying to keep up with the Tokyo hustle. My muscles ache, my mind is over-stimulated from a saturation of new experiences, and my spirit yearns for silence and stillness. I discover that I have the opportunity to attend a Zen meditation session at a functioning temple in Kyoto. What I received was an insight into the real Japan, and an insight into my own heart.

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Re-Iterative Existence

The dualism of Chaos/Order in the Western existentialist paradigm is hurting humans and the natural world alike. In contrast to this is the ancient Taoist view of a unified polarity. This is my response to the @tribesteemup bi-weekly Question: Do you believe that there is inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance?

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Repetitive Entrapment

I’ve recently translated and contemplated this section from the ancient Chinese Book of Changes. This article is put together from my scribblings on the meaning of the symbol, taking into account knowledge from Taoist Alchemy and Chinese history, as well my experience of the Year of the Earth Dog.

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