Every River Tells a Story

Written by Mike Clifford

Every River Tells a Story By: Mike Clifford HeartlandOutdoorsman.Com

The next time you begin a journey or fishing expedition on one of your favorite rivers or streams, takerepparttar time to look atrepparttar 138896 surroundings (I mean REALLY look), and listen closely, as each one has it's own unique story to tell. As we begin our journey, we may see a typical farmer out inrepparttar 138897 field plying his trade, doing his best to put food on your table and eke out an existence that was handed down to him over generations. Coming aroundrepparttar 138898 bend, we noticerepparttar 138899 billowing white smoke of a local power plant churning out electricity to make your life comfortable and secure. As we turn our head to look at something perhaps more aesthetically pleasing onrepparttar 138900 opposite bank, we notice that elusive red fox we've been hoping to see forrepparttar 138901 longest time on this particular waterway. Watchingrepparttar 138902 vixen run back and forth delivering food torepparttar 138903 underground shelter of her cubs tells you that they are around 2 weeks old, and you can't help but think to yourself that wildlife go aboutrepparttar 138904 business of living not much unlike that of each and every one of us on Earth. Every living thing needs to eatrepparttar 138905 food and drinkrepparttar 138906 water that this planet provides in order to survive.

Perhapsrepparttar 138907 hardest facts to consider are those of how we, as humans, go about existing in this environment. The river provides drinking water torepparttar 138908 local residents, who in turn pay for this service by going to work atrepparttar 138909 plant that treatsrepparttar 138910 water to make it palatable and healthy enough to drink inrepparttar 138911 first place. Likerepparttar 138912 fox and her cubs upstream, we too are characters in one long story of life alongrepparttar 138913 river. Let's take a closer look at a few ofrepparttar 138914 characters involved as our journey continues:

Withrepparttar 138915 sight ofrepparttar 138916 power plant just a blur onrepparttar 138917 horizon, we come upon a neighbor of ours. This man (or his predecessor) had long ago cut down his woods opposite mine, and is on his riding mower cutting his grass to within an inch of its life. This lawn exudes a bright green color that can only come from a bucket of chemicals designed for such. His mission for himself onrepparttar 138918 land, from our perspective, might be expressed as 'clear, drain, mow, spray, control. For himrepparttar 138919 story of a property owner features an actor at war with his surroundings, which can be beaten and shaped and maintained by constant vigilance. A piece of property such as his can only be described as a great place to practice with a pitching wedge before holing out a 25 footer onrepparttar 138920 putting green, allrepparttar 138921 while considering this to be a piece of recreational paradise on earth. The neighbor fully believes in his heart that he hasrepparttar 138922 best that nature provides, and uses it to his full advantage.

The Rebel's Guide to Cultivating Vitality: Who Says Illumination Can't Be Achieved in One Lifetime?

Written by Edward Orem

Many Taoists recluses and Buddhists monks dwelled in mountains and forests to observe, listen, and meditate in order to gather deeper understanding and greater knowledge of nature than is possible when living inrepparttar milieu of human society.

Often in search of extraordinary longevity and treasures of life, these extraordinary men (and a few women) moved from observation of nature to experimentation and development ofrepparttar 138849 body. The goal of longevity necessitated thatrepparttar 138850 body be prepared by a lifetime of practices. Thus preparation of a strong, healthy body led torepparttar 138851 development of these breathing exercises. For thousands of years men have practiced and developed these breath control techniques to improve health, correct problems and heal illnesses of various parts ofrepparttar 138852 vital organs. You can experiencerepparttar 138853 benefits for yourself.

The breathing exercises are grouped into three areas, performing unique (yet integrated) functions. The first concern is immediate triage forrepparttar 138854 sufferer, with focus on illness prevention, and elimination of sickness. The second level aims at rejuvenation and methods for prolonging a healthful life. The upper level exercises help calmrepparttar 138855 mind, harmonizerepparttar 138856 will, cultivate spirit. Each movement is in rhythm with deep breathing technique. Full concentration and daily practice are required.

The quality of vitality isrepparttar 138857 foundation of human health & longevity,repparttar 138858 basis of immunity and resistance. As vitality depends on nutrition, breath energy, and nourishment of spirit, we able to significantly affect how much vitality we have.

We’re going to addressrepparttar 138859 work of cultivating vitality directly onrepparttar 138860 level of energy. The most efficient method of generating vitality is through breath work/chi kung.

Chi indicates relationship between different aspects of animate-inanimate-spiritual life. Healing with chi isrepparttar 138861 study and application of this relationship.

Chi kung helps us to see how fundamental forces ofrepparttar 138862 cosmos mirror within ourselves. It enables us to live consciously in direct relationship to cosmic forces. It enables us to extract everything we can fromrepparttar 138863 human experience.

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