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Ancient Wisdom

“Ancient Wisdom,” I have asked, “Please teach me, show me what is Ancient Wisdom?” “Can you feel your skin cells growing, weathering, and then falling? How does the epidermis know what to do? Can you sense┬áthe blood pulsing, flowing, and … Continue reading

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It changes things

The year was 1981. I was a high-school senior, still living in Israel, when Zubin Mehta, the famed Indian-born conductor and Music Director for Life for the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, created a controversy. As an encore to a concert he … Continue reading

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Fending off excuses

Early Saturday morning I felt like my entire body was revolting against the thought of heading out for my weekly Tai Chi practice. I had no particular reason for not going; just some minor body aches, a result of working … Continue reading

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What makes a good teacher?

Following an email exchange I recently had with one of my Yoga studio instructors, I came to the following conclusion: a good yoga instructor is not necessarily the most flexible being, nor the most enlightened one. He or she do … Continue reading

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Of Fish and Butterflies

Two fun Taoism tales to share: Happy Fish Zhuangzi and Huizi were strolling along the dam of the Hao Waterfall when Zhuangzi said, “See how the minnows come out and dart around where they please! That’s what fish really enjoy!” … Continue reading

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