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Progress Report: Accountability Groups, Week 3

Dear Community, As we settle into week three of our accountability groups, I have heard wonderful things from various disciples and students about the way this work and collaborative partnerships are creating desired changes in peoples’ lives.  I am very happy to be partnered with Matthew David, in part because we have the same Enneagram…

Blessed by God? It’s a matter of perspective.

A Latin American crew is painting our house.  I noticed one of them, Rodrigo, tends to be calm, grounded, and peaceful.  About three weeks ago, when I was entering the house, Rodrigo was bent down sanding the door frame.  I asked him how he was in Spanish, as that’s my native tongue.  He answered “Bendecido…

Research reinforces SUN SHEN system: pleasure matters!

Dear Sun Shen classmates, I confess that I have been an off-and-on martial arts practitioner, an off-and-on dieter, off-and-on swimmer, etc.. I used to berate myself until I came to Sun Shen where Master Kim speaks about “pleasure” being the strongest motivating factor for regular practice. This study by Dr. Michelle Segar at the University…

small moments.

I am new to the Sun Shen community, having first stepped foot in the dojo during the January open house. That evening was the second time I had met Master Kim, but the first time we really interacted. I noticed his desire and capacity to be fully present with whomever he was engaging at the…

You can do anything, but you cannot do everything

Master Kim’s words reverberating through my soul and consciousness as I simplify, simplify, simplify over the course of this annual two-week break. …you can do anything, but you cannot do everything …you can do anything, but you cannot do everything… How this shows up for me as a student: Choosing consciously. Choosing consciousness, more consciously,…