Unlike Western astrology, which is divided up into 12 months and predominately based on celestial movements, the Chinese Zodiac is divided into 12 years.
Most of the time it’s easier to forget that everyone and everything in creation is all connected by a big spiritual web. We all have the spark of light, deep within, only waiting to be fanned by the flame of spiritual awakening. French philosopher also palaeontologist Pieere Tellhard de Chardin said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” Everyone is spiritual, no matter if they accept it or not.
For over 5,000 years, people have been practicing meditation and proving the positive impact it can have on the body and mind. And now science is catching up to what many Yogis and Buddhists have always known for years, as many researchers are studying the powerful effects meditation can have on human health.
You wake up in the morning and peer out your window to the sight of a beautiful forest in the distance. You can feel the warmth of the sun coming in the window and hitting your rested body. You hear a light breeze rustle the trees as birds chirp quietly.
Rationally we might know that going for a walk in the morning is a great way to start our day, but somehow we still give in to that other person inside us who would rather stay under the covers for an extra half hour. Likewise, we know we could probably benefit from some form of physical exercise, be it yoga, sports, or aerobics, but we push it off to the side, push it off for another day.
Some people use terms like “quarter-life crisis” or “middle age” to define where it is we think we are in our lives along the way. To me, there aren’t destinations in life. There are milestones for sure, but we can often come back to the same places that we were before.