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Ian Burgess

Bai zi bei: Hundred Character Tablet

May 4, 2023 1 Min Read

呂祖百字碑 To nourish the vital breath, keep watch in silence;In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.The true and constant must respond to phenomena;Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused. When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by…

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The interest we have in problems is so intense

April 26, 2023 0 Min Read

The interest we have in problems is so intense that at some point we take our identity from those problems. Without them, it seems like we would not know who we are as a community. Many of the strongest advocates for change would lose their sense of identity if the change they desired ever occurred.”  Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging

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The Eisenhower Method

April 24, 2023 5 Min Read

The Eisenhower Method, also known as the Eisenhower Matrix, is a popular productivity method that helps individuals prioritise their tasks based on their level of importance and urgency. Named after former US President Dwight D. Eisenhower, known for his ability to manage his time. Plans are nothing; planning is everything US President Dwight D. Eisenhower What is The Eisenhower Method? He recognised some tasks are more important than others, and…

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Taixi jing: Classic of Embryonic Breathing

March 25, 2023 1 Min Read

高上玉皇胎息經 The Celestial Lord Jade Emperor said: The embryo is produced from the qi within. The qi has the embryo within the breath. When the qi enters the body, this is life. When the shen leaves the body, this is death. Knowing shen and qi, longevity is possible. So do not depart from nourishing shen and qi. When the shen moves, the qi moves. When the shen abides, the qi…

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Zhen Qi Yun Xing

August 16, 2022 8 Min Read

History This approach was refined over 60 years of study and teaching by Dr Li Shao Bo, intending to give a method for improving health. The practices can also be seen as a simple way to grasp the foundations of NeiDan or Daoist internal alchemy. Posture The practice can be done in all four primary postures, and over time the practitioner should work to make this their natural state. The…

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Dao De Jing – Translation by Lin Yutang

August 11, 2022 44 Min Read

1. On the Absolute Tao The Tao the can be told ofIs not the Absolute Tao;The Names that can be givenAre not Absolute Names. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;The Named is the Mother of All Things. Therefore:Oftentimes, one strips oneself of passionIn order to see the Secret of Life;Oftentimes, one regards life with passion,In order to see its manifest forms. These two (the Secret and its…

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Opening your systems to build a closer relationship

February 14, 2022 5 Min Read

Over the last two years, our customer relationships have grown to be more online, and this is a trend that looks like it will continue and become more critical in the future. This could be something as simple as logging in to your Amazon account and seeing the location of the delivery van, so you can decide if you have time to nip out to the shop before your delivery…

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Digital and Physical Personalisation

June 11, 2021 4 Min Read

Digital and Physical Personalisation As I write this, I’m sitting in a local coffee shop where the ambience of people talking and relaxing, as well as the staff’s level of friendliness and the fact the beans are ground on-premises are helping me to form a connection. Very different from the man who’s just came in while talking on his phone and ordered a takeaway coffee without even ending his call….

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Stages of Meditation – The Mind Illuminated

April 28, 2021 2 Min Read

Some 2,500 years ago, the Buddha presented meditation training as a sequence of developmental stages in a series of verses known as the Ānāpānasati Sutta. Each verse describes one step in a progressive method for training the mind. – Culadasa (John Yates) I am currently reading, The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness by Culadasa (John Yates). He outlines the stages…

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