First, Make a Road

The full phrase is, “First, make a road. Only then you can drive the car.” This is the phrase my qigong teacher uses, and it is her way of telling me that, first, I need to prepare the basics. My body, that is. After many years of yoga and various styles of martial arts, among […]

137 Meters

Today‚Äôs Reflection is about swimming, beginner’s mind, and wake up calls. The outdoor pool in Kitsilano is of a very strange length, 137 meters. Apparently, it is 150 yards, which also doesn’t mean much to me. The only thing it means right now is tight muscles. I love swimming, both for being in the water, […]