My personal "Interpretive" Lens!
"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour
"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon
"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin
Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.
Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.
A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.
A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.
The gokui speaks of balance in all things, it speaks of the sun, moon, heaven, and earth with possibilities when they are teaching us about cycles, rhythm, balance, spirit, and so on.
I find in my studies that to "resist" the natural flow of life opens us to many not so pleasant things ranging from mental and physical ill health to attracting "bad things" in life. I also find that when I am in balance of mind, body, and spirit with connectivity to the "Tao" that my mental, physical, and spiritual being is balanced and through that profound emanation of positive energies attract like energy resulting in a better life experience.
Although the gokui references the more esoteric views of such things as life balance it does provide one who is ready and open to experience the true nature of the Universe in a myriad of ways. This is one of many paths to forging the spirit through the experiences of the mind and body. This creates the "one" and to allow ourselves to let go and rid ourselves of resistance opens us to greater experiences in life.
The ties that bind us to resistance are partly connected to the "past" and "future" thoughts while distracting us from the joy of the present moment. Our "ego's" strap us down and tell us that we must resist this since the past and future are told to us as our identities when our true identity is one of the moment experienced with out restraint by past, future, or the ego's continuous chatter of what it "thinks" is best for us.
Reality is the moment we experience "NOW", not yesterday and most assuredly NOT tomorrow.