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From Yin To Yang: Darkness To Light

How does one face difficult periods in his or her life? What if those difficult periods are long in duration, possibly lasting years? The optimist always believes that the sun will come out tomorrow. This creates a more positive inner feeling – a far healthier state of mind that only contributes to one’s ability to persevere through […]

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Only One Thing for Certain – A Poem About Change

Only One Thing for Certain Written by Shifu Raymond Ahles Surreal or sublime,  The passing of time. What have you done? Have you touched someone? All intertwined, you are not alone, Keep the connection, who might you phone? Be compassionate, be kind, For there is no rewind. Live each day to the fullest, as if […]

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2012 End of Year Talk at the Blue Dragon School, Unedited

We had our Meditation Class “End of Year” Talk on December 13, 2012 at the Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts. Here is the full unedited version:

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How Well Do You Love? Great Relationships Start With You

In the spirit of February and the upcoming Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d write a bit about love, relationships, and how to approach it in a way that is most fulfilling for you and those you care about. First, seek completion within yourself. A healthy relationship is not 50/50, or two “half people” that come […]

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Students Speak: Qualities of a Great Student & Why They Stick With It

A reverse Q&A where Shifu Ahles gives students the chance to speak out on what they think are the qualities of a great student of the martial arts. This is followed by students explaining their reasons for taking classes and how their reasons evolved or changed over time. Non martial arts students just may be surprised at the diverse reasons for joining and what these students reveal about what they really get from the practice.

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So Often Forgotten

So Often Forgotten by Shifu Raymond Ahles So often forgotten, now it’s time to remember. This is the when, it comes every November. So easy it is, no need to cry. It pays dividends but that is not why. When you’re down in the dumps with no end in sight, a simple practice can help […]

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