Opposition and Duality

I’ll start with the principle of Um and Yang (Korean version, Yin and Yang for the Chinese version) which demonstrates how the apparent opposites of hard and soft, light and dark, etc. are really two interconnected parts of the whole.  There is no light without dark and no dark without light.  Any attempt to separate…

Compassion in Conflict

I started writing this because I was reading through some exchanges on a feed I used to follow and I was stunned at the incredible viciousness between some of the contributors.  I found their twisting of yoga/zen/etc. principles into vicious points appalling.   I think it struck me as hard as it did because it…

A New Year, Perhaps a New Choice

I have found that there are certain things, poems, sayings, friends, whatever that stick with me and keep me on right track for who and how I want to be.  With the new year kicking off, and the habit of New Year’s Resolutions is in high gear, I wanted to share one of those things…