"Establish enigmas, not explanations."
Meditation: basking in the love of God, for the love of God. No more, no less.

Heartwood: core strength.
Face up, stare down.
True in the sense of true aim or true heart. This is spiritual truth. Nothing at all to do with information, verifiable or otherwise. Spirit doesn't just find truth, it makes it.
"Truth must be found in reality, not systems."


Every significant advance seems like a setback at the time because it forces you back to square one.


It's so very beautiful how animal human eyes are when they've been robbed of everything except spirit.
Real change always takes you in a completely unexpected, uninvited and unwelcome direction. It's difficult if not traumatic. But once it's well and truly established, then you realise just how much you needed it – how it saved your life.
"I was always weak in health, but my life was strong."


To get where I need to go I must become a different person. This will require a transmission of energy from a qualified master, a lifetime of work and, above all, grace.
Fire on the (h)eart(h)

Sesshin: touching the heart-mind.
Mind in dantien. I guess we've all been drilled in that since day one – the Taiji mantra for beginners. But what they don't tell you is that unless your heart reaches for the stars you'll never get the mind there naturally.
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
Trying to teach my daughter to read: "Sit still and CONCENTRATE!"
Trying to teach Taiji to my students: "Relax the mind and MOVE!"
For farm animals there is a Holocaust everyday.