A Meaning of Life

The way meaning enters our lives is simple. Belief in something outside oneself, and the integration of that within. That is all. In the times before religion this was understood and lived and practiced. Religion then sought to instill this into civilization but in doing so lost the secret. Awareness of the divine, of god, of the spirits and the universal is the beginning, the opening, the key to the door. This is half of the way. Treasuring it as a feeling throughout the body, in the growth and change of the whole person, that is the rest.

 

Our relationship to the divine is a journey. Lifelong pilgrimage, a spiritual and sacred path; one we have often known, just as often forgot. In returning to it a great peace arises, for it is in our true nature. It is the meaning of life. Cultivation of the heart, calming of the mind, understanding that which is within and with out. Sometimes suffering, sometimes enjoying, sometimes desiring, but always living, always listening to the tune beneath the ten thousand beating hearts, to the one that beats deepest, the place in which all life is held.

 

A life of meaning requires both the external and the internal, that is the sacred rule. We are partners in the game of life. Without integrating both we are starved; constantly looking inward with nothing to feed us and constantly looking outside with no offering to give. Balance this duality and the joy arises; open, boundless, endlessly feeding the soul, continually feeding the body. It is the definition of health. And ours to take, if we will.

 

R Dunsmore

6 Dec 2014

News


Sept 2017

 

Two classes a week running until mid-Oct, private sessions also available

 

20 April 2017

 

Classes on break for the summer starting May 12th

 

11 Jan 2017

 

Chinese New Year Workshop on Sat 4th Feb

 

24 Nov 2016

 

Kidney Workshop on December 11th - all welcome!

 

22 Feb

 

School Open Day on March 20th!!! All welcome...performances, food and stalls

 

9 July

 

Ba Duan Jin Qi Gong this weekend and new Soen Ren Circle open to students

 

24 May

 

Summer workshop and weekend class timetable now up