Barefoot Doctor’s Healing Sequence for Attaining the Transcendent State of the Taoist Sage

Delighted to welcome Barefoot Doctor onto Inspire Portal. Barefoot’s healing sequence for attaining awareness, calm and the transcendent state of the Taoist sage can be used when needing to rebalance, ground and calm yourself. It’s ideal before a writing session or creating your art as your body will feel loose and with it, your creativity loosened too. This site is about […]

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Ajahn Chah on Beginner’s Mind

About this mind—in truth there is nothing really wrong with it. It is intrinsically pure. Within itself it’s already peaceful. If the mind is not peaceful these days, it’s because it follows moods. The real mind doesn’t have anything to it; it is simply an aspect of nature. It becomes peaceful or agitated because moods […]

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The Tao of Creativity: Taoist Techniques to Help Your Writing and Art

Taoism at its core is about living life with harmony and ease, and with as much joy in the process as possible. Most people have heard of Tai Chi and Chi Kung but there are numerous techniques within the Taoist system that can help both you and your creativity to flourish. The following extended offering […]

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7 Reasons to Meditate if You Write or Make Art

A consistent meditation practice infuses and informs everything life, offering you a creative freedom quite unmatched by any other practice. Through stilling your mind and relocating your centre, in as little as five minutes a day, meditation offers a plethora of benefits to both your life and creativity. Even the greatest authors and artists can experience […]

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How Tai Chi Can Improve Your Writing

Mobilizing and maintaining energy plays a vital part in a writer’s success. The process of writing takes tremendous concentration and perseverance. I have found that Tai Chi exercises can enhance my energy while inducing a pleasant state of relaxation, and help me develop my ability to let my thoughts flow naturally. Relaxation means slowing down […]

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Hunsani Meditation to Sleep Well and Wake Full of Creativity

Everything becomes more difficult if you are exhausted. An unrested writer may find connecting to that elusive flow all the more tricky. Ensuring you sleep well is one of the finest health tips that exist and crucial for your creativity. Yet so many people find that their evenings are swallowed up before they’ve truly relaxed or find […]

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Ram Dass on Self-Compassion and Being Love Now

Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most intimate lover—anyone. This lover doesn’t need anything from you, isn’t looking for personal gratification, and […]

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Taoist Teaching, Taoist Practice, Taoist Life

This guest post was written by friend, teacher and incredibly inspiring soul, Kris Deva North, founder of the London Healing Tao Centre, Chi Nei Tsang Institute, and Zen School of Shiatsu. Most people starting out on the Way try to copy someone else, usually their teacher or facilitator. They seek guidance until understanding how to make their […]

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Natalie Goldberg on How a Writer Must Say Yes to Life

We are important and our lives are important, magnificent really, and their details are worthy to be recorded. This is how writers must think, this is how we must sit down with pen in hand. We were here; we are human beings; this is how we lived. Let it be known, the earth passed before […]

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Unwind in an Instant: Ancient Ways to Chill Out and Relax

True relaxation is far more than just resting the body but an integrated act that ensures every aspect of your being is rejuvenated and returned to its own exquisite equilibrium. No matter what is happening in your personal adventure, instead of allowing any stress to overwhelm you, which always hampers with your creativity, choose to sample a […]

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