Bowing is a part of every culture. It’s a sign of respect and humility. Bowing can be supplication or an honoring. When we bow we feel a presence, we sense another dimension to life. Bowing is a very serious practice.
This the second time I’m quoting from this book. The first excerpt is in Sound Mind, Sound Body. These Japanese concepts and life philosophies are both practical and human. They’re so workable because they’re natural truths found in life. Wabi-sabi
Walk Like a Buddha
Happy New Year! Do you ever blend your spiritual knowledge and practices with fitness routines? Or take those same teachings and apply them in a new, practical way? The story Thich Nhat Hanh tells below is one reason I collect
Sound Mind, Sound Body
I’ve nothing to add to this. It’s brilliant! Ikigai — The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, Hector Garcia and Frances Miralles It has been shown that maintaining an active, adaptable mind is one of the key factors
Are You a Path Walker or Toe-Dipper?
There are various notions of what being spiritual is and what constitutes spirituality. Most don’t go to nearly enough depth to make a real difference in a person’s life. Our culture has been dealing with a commodification of spirituality. Often
What Does “Letting Go” Really Mean?
“Let it go” has become a big buzz word in self-help and new age circles. It’s even seeped into the mainstream. So much so that it’s become a cliché. Letting go has become a convenient catch-phrase you say to someone
Bonus Moment(s) with Thich Nhat Hanh
As I reported at the end of last year in Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay (teacher) as he’s known suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay’s Plum Village community has announced regular health updates since then. He’s been receiving medical attention