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The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done…

  The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it ~Chinese proverb

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Beauty is in the Cracks

Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in  –Leonard Cohen, “Anthem” ~ Perfection. We all want it. We strive for it in our practice, our training, our execution of applications and forms. … Continue reading

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The Tao of Totem Poles

Mushrooms are sprouting from the old totem poles, now laid to rest in the forests of Nanaimo’s Bowen Park. Sprouting from eyelashes, jawbones, armpits, wingtips… I am reminded of T.S. Eliot’s epitaph (which he chose himself) inscribed above his interred … Continue reading

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4 Commandments of Master Jou, Tsung Hwa

1. Know yourself. 2. Do your best. 3. Don’t overdo it. 4. Make a little progress every day. ~Master Jou, Tsung Hwa (1917-1998), author of The Tao of Tai-Chi Chuan

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