With a stable mind at your core,
With the eyes and ears acute and clear,
And with the four limbs firm and fixed,
You can thereby make a lodging place for the vital essence.
The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About The Good Life
Michael Puett & Christine Gross-Loh
When we are aware of the highs and lows, good times and bad, around us,
When we clarify and understand our senses, and
When our bodies our balanced and healthy,
We reach a settled heart.
A settled heart allows us to become alive, full of spirit and zest, or