WU WEI: LETTING THE UNIVERSE DO ITS JOB

WU WEI: LETTING THE UNIVERSE DO ITS JOB

“The Tao does nothing, and yet nothing is left undone.” Lao Tzu “One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things.   He moves in harmony with the present moment, always knowing the truth of just what to do.” Lao Tzu Here’s something...
HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

HAVE FAITH AND FOLLOW YOUR BLISS

I read a lot about what others think is the best way to live. I have spent countless hours studying spirituality, philosophy, psychology, history, and literature trying to learn about how people live satisfying lives. Even though there is no one “right”...
SHOULD EVERYONE PRACTICE YOGA?

SHOULD EVERYONE PRACTICE YOGA?

There is no doubt that there are numerous mental, emotional, and physical benefits that come with practicing yoga.  So I was surprised to notice a lot of articles circulating around the internet about hardcore devotees of yoga abandoning it for various reasons.   Some...
HOW ERNEST BECKER CAN HELP US LIVE FULLY

HOW ERNEST BECKER CAN HELP US LIVE FULLY

This book has been on my to-read list for quite a while and when I finally got a chance to read it, I had to read it twice because it was so good. Ernest Becker was a cultural anthropologist whose main goal was to explore the core of human existence and behaviour. In...
HOW TO EMBRACE UNCERTAINTIES IN LIFE

HOW TO EMBRACE UNCERTAINTIES IN LIFE

I’ve been thinking a lot about the human need for certainty.  From the big questions to the smallest details we seem to always want to be sure of the answer. It seems the higher our need for emotional safety, the more certainty we need. In this way, our need for...
THE ILLUSION OF EMPTINESS

THE ILLUSION OF EMPTINESS

  IT’S IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT SPACE Here in Vancouver, B.C. there is a growing appreciation of space. It’s really because the cost of housing is increasing a lot faster than the income of gen xers and younger generations. In usual circumstances, we don’t...