These are the Seven levels of Mastery of Change. We all traverse all of these, but we will have one stage that is our main focal point of growth at any given time.Read More
Whenever you start counting, you know you’re in scarcity mode. "Do I have enough?" It doesn’t mean you don’t count, or care in abundance mode. You still care and count, but you care from an abundant place.Read More
Do not pray for problems to go away. It is so weak. And worse yet, it never works. Pray for such strength that your problem is easy.Read More
Q: Is there something a person can do to be more receptive to Chi?
A: Yes, you can.Read More
Our System can almost be summarized in this: that the conscious mind and the unconscious get along. They learn to become partners, or a team. It is like the parent and the child. You’ve got to be a great parent so you can raise the child in you. The conscious mind is the parent, the unconscious is the child.Read More
The State of Undivided Attention is when you no longer have suffering in your own body. So that means that your mind is ever clear. It’s no longer caught up in thought. It’s no longer caught up in emotions. When they happen they just pass by. It does not mean that they cannot happen, but when you are in the state it stops bothering you. Like something just passing by. It does not affect you anymore. So that’s called the State. And the way you go about achieving the State is through first bringing yourself to intense focus.Read More
In my youth, I was really after the ultimate martial art. When you are younger and you try to become powerful, you are basically going after the ultimate information! You are going after the POWER, because knowledge is POWER.Read More
Every human being is seeking one thing. Everything we pursue, everything we look for, everything we desire is really one thing that we really want. All spiritual traditions talk about this. Many people call it enlightenment, the Buddhists call it Nirvana, the Hindus call it Moksha, the Taoists call it harmony with nature, and some people call it union with God. You may have your own name for it.Read More
Tai-Chi is not something you can learn with talent. If you think it is possible, good luck. I will tell you, of all my students, the ones that left too soon were the ones that were talented. When I first started, like most teachers, I liked the people who would get it fast. I have given up on those people. I like the people who stay. Because they get it. I am young, but I have been teaching for twenty-some years now. I started teaching in high school. And in my twenty years, the only people who have learned it are the people who have put in the effort. And the only people I have seen who have put in the effort are the people who actually cared.Read More
Your enemy is an answer to your prayer on your path to enlightenment. Enlightenment is having peace under all circumstances, all conditions. Without the opportunity to practice that peace in the worst of situations, how can we attain it?Read More
The ultimate goal of the SUN SHEN System is not about being calm, peaceful, or in a zen state, unless that’s what you fundamentally desire. Our System is about having enough tools to have understanding about yourself to pursue that which you desire the most. Our System is based upon fulfillment, not abstinence or asceticism. We practice asceticism to understand what our deepest desires are, not to get rid of them.Read More
The Journaling portion of our System is where you can reach Enlightenment. The Tai-Chi portion is really for full potential. They’re different. A human being can reach their full potential without Enlightenment. I see Tai-Chi people who have immense amounts of ability and mastery, and they have no self-knowledge. And enlightenment to me is when you stop getting in your own way. When you have saved yourself from yourself.Read More
It’s difficult to be grateful with what we have.
We have been educated to get ahead. To grow, to look for the next thing. We have been educated to be discontent with the current state of things. Also, what we have seems to be boring. There seems to be no novelty.Read More
When we think of play, we think of fun moments from our past, especially when we were kids. We remember water parks, we remember Disney World, we remember the jungle gym… the kind of activities where we had fun and felt lots of joy.Read More
We think, thinking is good.
We think, thinking is necessary. We value and treasure our thoughts. We all say things such as, “Oh, I think too much!”, “Just stop thinking about it!” or “I should be more present, be in the now!!!” as pearls of wisdom but yet we end up thinking any way.Read More