Category Archives: Taoism

identity, spirit

for all things for which we have an identity we also have a state of mind ( a spirit) for handling them, an opinion about them.

It is semi-automatic for all.

for a brother, a sister, a father, a friend, a teacher, a mayor, a neighbor, a colleagues,a woman,a man,a child,

It determines how we receive them, how we respond.

We carry a lot of things with us.
A blindness.  a tendency not to see. A not looking.
A rushing, hup hup hup. out of tune.
A not correcting when we do see.
Not developing ourselves, giving away responsibility ( the ability to respond), response

But that’s a different matter. ( a different mother of things)

Back to identity, and state of mind.

We can chose our state of mind. In other word’s , give ourselves a different state of mind.  Our state of mind can be influenced seemingly by outside things.. like music, or what we read. Our state of mind is nothing but a response then.
A strong momentum it has.

A state of mind is like an arrow that is on your bow.

An example:

I was walking through a little Forrest an came upon house with a cement or concrete wall. In me welled up the emotion of ugly with regard to that wall;
followed by the thought  “Hey I’m ruing my state of mind by my opinion of the covering of that wall”.  I disagreed with that. I responded by closing my eyes . putting my focus on the covering of that wall. and adopting a neutral opinion on it. I opened my eyes and the wall looked warm grey. That was much better.

We all have such arrows.

spirited

Guy René Bongers's photo.

I walked the red line As long as I was not working on my near-sightedness my feet stayed stress-less. De walk lasted more than 3 hours. I started with  loosening exercises at home. That went well.  Then I remembered that that walking gave extra.

I could keep the lose, relaxed.

The complete picture requires more explanation :
Relaxing, opening, expanding, freedom of motion, light step, moving in flow, stopping thoughts ( for brief moments), low stress. not traditional motion.

Traditional doing that is more limited. Because it reduces, clenches, grasps. In taichi (Taoism) they train not to do that.

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Picture: spread your arms relaxed, breathing in. Like you do in nature, forest, mountains…  Well, that’s it, in a nutshell.
How your body, spirit, is then.

I just realize that’s not everything, or maybe it ts.

The autonome nervos system, and the cardiovascular – hart (cardio) and veins (vascular) is also important.  youre getting some latin with this message too.

Eq.: Problems with sore feet (stressed)  do not happen then.

To put things clear. I’m walking in a trance then.

How you do It then. The million dollar question.

Spirit, intention, “my wish is my command”.  It is sort of like imagination things, as in kid play.
Doubt, anger, open-minded,…. are inspirations, invigorations . Like the founder of Jezuïts Ignatius_of_Loyola discovered, reading books, while lying in a hospital bed. He gave exercises for them. He isn’t alone,mind you, the boeddhist, taoist… also have there own.

Thinking about relaxation doesnt relax. So relaxing is not a thought exercise.
Ist is a inspiratiional, vibe exercise. music inspires.
This is becoming quit expanded, funny.

It is therefore an exercise in inspiration and de-inspiration. You inspire and  your body follows.
Your wish is your command.

Mind you though when dictating an inspiration to yourself. the dictating bit isn’t inspired.

eg.: relaxing. The relaxer (what’s that) isn’t relaxed. You can do that separately, or include it.

Don’t worry. It is  not as complicated as it seems.

The exercise above. It’s  easy.

Breathing that nature your giving yourself inspiration. That’s the game. Notting more to it.

When your playing a video game you have an inspiration, a vigor .https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcTm2JBprrZQtn7l7iHK8oL56AA5KgKg6tfGiOgEGgLoP73Dy3EI7nv6RaCQ

Seems clear to me.

You can chose an invigoration. When your reading, riding a bike, walking, computer, sex. you do it with standard ,automatic, inherited inspirastion, vigor.
But you can chose,change the vigor.

Taichi exercise : simply moving calmy or exercising inspiring, invigorating the mind an body with calm, openness, energy, freedom.

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My body lye’s head off my brain in following relaxation, invigoration, inspiration, but it gradually catching-up

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The additional of this message has become more important than the simple message of that I walked.

Reporting  fromt the viavia café, signing off.

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