Friday, February 1, 2008

Stop. Breathe. Smile!

Yesterday I interviewed Taoist teacher Casey Kochmer on the 'art of being'.

Casey shared some really useful tips about dealing with stress, living in the now and bringing harmony and balance into our lives.

You can listen to the replay here:
or download it onto your computer or ipod for later.

If you don’t have time to listen to the full interviewm here’s Casey’s main advice:

Whenever you find yourself in a stressful or uncertain situation:
Stop. Breathe. Smile.

In other words, stop whatever you are doing or thinking for a moment.
Focus on your breathing.

Simple as that.

Just thinking maybe we could simplify further by remembering this technique as
SOS. ‘O’ being the shape of your mouth when you take a deep breath.

Interesting how similar the philosophy is between Taoism and hand analysis.
Namely, the law of polarity, the paradox principle and the ying/yang principle are all the same thing. You can’t have one element without also having its opposite. The seeds of one pole are at the core of the other. Eg. The seeds of success are inside every failed attempt.

I’ll summarise some key points Casey made in the next blog .

To learn more about how to combine these principles with the information visible in your hands, join my monthly study group here

To find out more about Casey and his taoist retreats go here

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