Dantian is loosely translated as "elixir field", "sea of qi", or simply "energy center". Dantians are important focal points for meditative and exercise techniques such as qigong, martial arts such as t'ai chi ch'uan, and in traditional Chinese medicine. Taoist and Buddhist teachers instruct students to center the mind in the navel or lower dantian, to aid control of thoughts and emotions. Acting from the dantian is considered to be related to higher states of awareness or samadhi.
Meditation creates discipline in the mind. It slows down the ceaseless chatter that takes over when a mind is not aware or conscious of its thoughts. There is nothing else that can free the mind of ceaseless thoughts- it’s estimated we have around 60,000 of them per day! As a meditator you carry this calmness and inner peace with you throughout your day. Over time, you’ll experience changes in your physiology and the reality you live.
Creating a stimulating & effective mind map: 1. Start with the central topic 2. Use an image as your central idea to help with imagination 3. Use color to stimulate the brain and creativity 4. Connect “Branches” to the central image to establish structure & relationships. 5. Use curves – this looks more interesting visually 6. Use one main topic or keyword per line 7. Use LOTS of images...”a picture paints a thousand words"
“I have often listen to it, gazed at it, and I have always learn something from it. One can learn much from a river.” (Chapter 5, pg 40) River plays a big role in this novel as it is what separated world from the spiritual world. Meaning it changed Siddhartha's life as he crossed the river and entered the world with love and materialistic goods.
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