In the cosmology of Taijiquan, before there is yin and yang, there is wuji: the infinite field of energy, the Universe, the state of energetic potential prior to any differentiation.
Within this idea is another:...
RECOGNIZE SUFFERING IN OTHERS
Where Does It Hurt?
Recognize suffering in others.
We’re usually aware of our own suffering, which – broadly defined – includes the whole range of physical and mental discomfort, from mild headache...
The garden is not grateful to the gardener.
The bud does not cry, 'Open me!'
Darkness untangles threads of light without God's fingers,
filaments of pollen spilling from the reckless void.
The gardener is grateful to the garden.
For years, I've had a knotty relationship with knitting. As a teenager, I envied friends who, having learned the skill from their mothers, aunts or grandmothers, whipped up scarves and sweaters. In my freshman...