“Whenever I sit in meditation, feelings of past hurts appear. Or it is anger I feel, or fears of all kinds,” a woman said. “Can you teach me a meditation that will get me away from those messy feelings and find peace?” “Meditation does not open escape routes for you, but closes them. Instead of…

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“In ancient times, if you put your hand up and asked ‘how many?’ they would say ‘Nine’. Five for the fingers on your hand and four for the spaces between them — the space around us is as important as the space inside us,” says Chungliang Al Huang, the highly regarded authority of Tai Ji,…

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The Master must have known that his words were frequently beyond his disciples’ comprehension. He spoke them nonetheless in the knowledge that a day would surely come when they would take root and blossom in the hearts that heard him. One day he said: “Time always seems too long when you wait – for a…

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