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I’ve studied many spiritual paths over 35 years. There are many, many scriptures from different paths that offer great advice that people follow and receive benefit from. In my personal experience these holy books are reflections of a source that is much more whole, that has a purity with no comparison and truly beyond words of description. In Tai Chi (Taoism) it’s called Wuji. In the Buddhist tradition Zen is a path that seeks this direct experience. In the Muslim faith it’s the path of the Sufi that seek this direct experience. In the Christian faith it’s been the Shamanistic Christian path. This self-inquiry approach was also recommended by Sri Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Eckhart Tolle, Adyashanti and others who knew of it via direct experience. I had my first awakening in my teens and multiple others over the years. These direct experiences don’t make you any more special than anyone else. They simply reveal the essence of who you really are. They may not even change your narrative (story) that you operate from. Often, it can take years of Mindfulness to realize and resolve your psychological programming, triggers, stuck states of mind that have been carried since you were a child. One must be honest and not allow a direct experience (awakening) to grow the ego (rather than wisdom) and pretend to be something more than one really is. Like the age old saying goes: Before enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. When one becomes a perfect being, there will be no thought of being or not being. It will simply be. #direct #spiritual #experience #awakening #whoami #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

After nearly a half century of teaching, the Buddha lay dying surrounded by his distraught disciples. In tearful whispers they pleaded, “Blessed One, who will be our teacher now? Who will guide us? How will we achieve enlightenment without your help?” The Buddha’s last words were, “Be your own light”. #awakening #satori #light #buddha #tao #leadbyexample #mindfulness #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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www.TaoJourneys.com Sometimes the best thing to do is simply accept what you cannot change. Have courage for the things you can and wisdom to know the difference. #serenity #acceptance #mindfulness #flow #tao #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

I was first certified as a meditation coach in 1986. 32 years later I’m still benefiting from continued learning, practice and sharing. #meditation #mindfulness #coach #helpingothers #terryhodgkinson

I’ve been studying and teaching Mindfulness and meditation for over thirty years now. My philosophy in learning is to never stop! #mindfullness #meditation #coaching #certification #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #toronto #sessionsavailable #takingclients

Mind your mind with mindfulness. #dalailama #mindfulness #coaching #terryhodgkinson

With Mindfulness coaching you develop the ability to choose what thoughts to invest in and which ones to release. Every situation in life causes an Interpretation (thoughts) which causes an emotion. Learning how to be the observer behind your thoughts allows you to step back, free from attachment, labelling and identifying with these thoughts. You can now see clearly that you are not your thoughts, you are something much more. When you can do this you gain a sober rational and are in a position to choose more loving and supporting thoughts then the fearful or painful thoughts. You have now just changed your relationship with the present moment for the better. #terryhodgkinson #mindfulness #coaching #overcome #beabetteryou #presentmoment

I learned a long time ago that when you help others you are also helping yourself. This is why I have chosen the way of life I have: Mindfulness/meditation coach Tai Chi/martial arts teacher BrainTap trainer Reiki master teacher International retreat leader I absolutely love what I do and am rewarded everyday seeing others benefit like I have. 🙏 #terryhodgkinson #coach #mindfulness #meditation #taichi #martialarts #braintap #reiki #retreats #taojourneys

True inner freedom stems from truthfulness with yourself and integrity with others. #freedom #truth #honesty #theway #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

If you “believe” in something/someone that has great attraction by many, research the opposite of what you strongly believe. Only then can you arrive at the truth for yourself. #guru #truth #blindfaith #research #dontsettle #wisdom #findyourway #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

www.TaoJourneys.com “If we deny the opposite we might become perfect, but we will never be completed." Have a beautiful day everyone. #tao #taojourneys #opposites #experience #yinyang #learning #accepting #taiji #taichi #wuji #terryhodgkinson

www.PositiveChangesEtobicoke.com Some diamond insights I’ve come to realize through often painful yet life changing, rewarding introspective work on my self: Distraction is a way of asserting control over the very matters that need your undivided attention and focus the most. Too many people allow themselves to be distracted so that they don’t commit enough time to the one thing that could make the biggest difference in their lives. Distracting yourself means that you never actually experienced what you feared. This is related to when you want to feel better – do you want to feel good right now, or do you want to feel good in the future. If all you do is try to make yourself feel good in the moment, then you will not learn how to handle anything because your main goal will just be avoidance, reassurance, and distraction. However, if you want to really learn how to feel good about things, sometimes you need to suffer through your anxiety and learn that you can handle it. Once you learn that lesson, then your stress will no longer seem like such a big deal. #acceptance #lovingyourself #truth #distractions #truth #growth #mindset #healing #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

I was thinking since I already lead international retreats to Taoist Wudang Mountains in China and Rishikesh in India, why not at hold a retreat a little closer to home (Toronto Area). It would be a Friday evening, full Saturday and most of Sunday ending late afternoon. What would be the focus? How about something that invokes the energy of dragons yet instils the Zen mind state of Buddha’s. Qigong, Tai Chi, meditations ranging from mindful forest walking to Kundalini and even Sufi whirling. Let me know if a rejuvenating, Inner Tao/Zen energy flowing weekend sounds like something you would like to join us for? #weekendretreat #rejuvinate #meditate #tao #zen #gowithin #flowout #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #toronto

Terry Hodgkinson
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10 Days 17 Hours Ago

Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer. ~ Joseph Campbell #life #josephcampbell #zen #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Terry Hodgkinson
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11 Days 14 Hours Ago

It’s snowing on Wudangshan. Warm as a toaster while meditating. 😂Nice little memory and Christmas present. #wudangshan #meditation #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Many people call me the wandering ninja because I travel a lot and I’m a veteran martial arts/meditation teacher. I travel for many reasons. I.e to learn, to share, to see my amazing friends around the world and to meet new friends that I wouldn’t have met if not for traveling. This trip I’ve met so many amazing new people that it’s hard to list them all so I’ll just talk about a few: Ricken and Chris from the non profit organization called Avaaz. They booked a trip with me to Wudangshan, China for a company leaders retreat. They all did amazing things together and I could feel their passion, strength and commitment for making the world a better place. Liang Liang a PhD candidate of Oxford University who was on a residential study trip on Wudang Mountain. Her enthusiasm for learning was inspiring and we shared many in-depth conversations regarding philosophy and spirituality. Shivam Rai an amazing young man who has devoted his life to helping rescued animals at Wildlife SOS Centre in Agra India. His heart overflows with compassion and I highly admire his chosen path. Sergio and Vera who I met in Laos, they were giving school supplies to poor kids in mountain schools. Both of them have amazing hearts and we talked about life and its meaning for many hours. Geert Henau a professional adventure travel guide and photographer. Many of his amazing pictures can be seen here, https://www.instagram.com/mypicturesfromtheworld His travel stories are best heard in person. Hunter Allen and his wife. Hunter is the owner of Peak Coaching Group and leads cycling tours internationally. His lovely wife helps ladies in Thailand get off the streets and learn a better way of living. There are many more great people that I’ve become friends with from this trip that I’ll mention at another time. So thankful to for my Journey, what I’ve learned and shared and the paths I’ve crossed. 🙏🕉☀️ #travel #crosspaths #newfriends #learning #sharing #lifeisbeautiful #amazingpeople #openmind #openheart #compassion #helpingothers #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #wanderingninja

http://www.TaoJourneys.com Another excellent Taiji morning class with Raj Anand at OIMR. Highly recommend if you come to Pune in India to check out the Qigong and Taiji classes with Raj. #taiji #qigong #oimr #osho #terryhodgkinson #wanderingninja #taojourneys #pune #india

Terry Hodgkinson
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16 Days 23 Hours Ago

As I always do while at the OMIR, I took part in the morning Zen archery class. This time it was quite different as my long time teacher Bodhihanna was no longer leading the class as she left her body. When I first met Sensei Bodhihanna many years ago, it was my first Zen archery lesson, she recognized that I was a martial arts teacher immediately and we became friends. I found out about her history growing up during WW2 in Germany and was intrigued by her personal experiences. With her permission I wrote an article about her life including her experiences with Osho and how she found her self In Zen Archery. The article was picked up by OSHO online magazine and can be read via this link: https://www.oshonews.com/2014/09/27/sensei-bodhihanna-terry-hodgkinson Prem Yogi led the class today and did an excellent job, I could feel Bodhihanna’s spirit while we practiced. I’m fortunate to have made amazing friends in my wandering. Some are still in body, some have left and many others I have still to meet. #zen #zenarchery #martialarts #teachers #friends #pune #india #oimr #osho #terryhodgkinson #wanderingninja

Terry Hodgkinson
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17 Days 12 Hours Ago

Celebrating my late friend Sufi Sam’s life with good friends. A cake provided by one of Sam’s best friends and golfing buddies, Ikram Khan. I’ve been to Ikram’s resturant Sohos in kalyaninagar a few times with Sam for his Birthday, so Ikram asked me to drop by and do it again to celebrate Sam. Sam left his body this year at the age of 90, he had an amazing life. #pune #india #friends #osho #celebrationoflife #terryhodgkinson

Terry Hodgkinson
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17 Days 16 Hours Ago

Had a few hours on hand waiting for transport in Vang Vieng, Laos. So why not zip line for the time. #vangvieng #laos #zipline #terryhodgkinson ##taojourneys

Took part in early morning Sufi Whirling Celebration Meditation led by beautiful Anando Prem. As I whirled around, around and around, everything became a blur and then quietly faded away until only my core remained, my true inner self. My heart was fully open and held fondly within were the memories and gratitude for my first teacher who introduced me to the ecstasy of whirling meditation; Sam Okanski. He left his body earlier this year but will always remain in my heart. Thanks Sam. #whirling #meditation #osho #sufisam #bliss #openheart #mindfulness #terryhodgkinson #wanderingninja #taojourneys

Terry Hodgkinson
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19 Days 13 Hours Ago

All in a days wander and fun! #steps #excercise #goodhealth #wanderlust #terryhodgkinson

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19 Days 19 Hours Ago

Great to be back in Pune, India. #pune #india #buddhas #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #meditation

Terry Hodgkinson
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21 Days 23 Hours Ago

One beach is another beach in 20 different destinations I’ve been. They are different but the same. Attractive but also, in a way, mundane. It’s not the beach, it’s not the ocean, it’s not the mountain or even the forest. Only your connection, your perception, your innermost truth knows the real truth of 10,000 things. When you know, it’s all wonderful yet so very simple to what really is. - musings of a wandering ninja. #terryhodgkinson #bali #100000things #tao #taojourneys #knowing

Various pictures on my morning walk enjoying Christmas Day. Much love to everyone. ❤️🙏🕉 #bali #christmasday #inthemoment #gratitude #peaceonearth #namaste #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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22 Days 21 Hours Ago

The Air Panas hot springs are located in the hills of Banjar village, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. The water, considered "holy" by the locals, has a pleasant temperature of 38° Celsius and is slightly sulfurous. Eight fierce-faced carved stone animals pour water from a natural hot spring into the first bath, which then overflows into a second and third larger pool. In the third pool,water pours from 3 meter high to give you a relaxing massage. #airpanas #hotsprings #bali #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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23 Days 17 Hours Ago

Warrior/Saint in beautiful Bali. #bali #indonesia #warrior #saint #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Terry Hodgkinson
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23 Days 18 Hours Ago

Discovered a fantastic Buddhist Temple here in Lovina, Bali. Meditated for a while and am charged up. #bali #buddhism #meditation #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Rice fields in Bali #ricefields #bali #terryhodgkinson

Natural water slide. #bali #waterslide #nature #terryhodgkinson

Our local friend who climbed up to get us some coconuts for a drink yesterday. #bali #coconuts #terryhodgkinson

Terry Hodgkinson
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25 Days 18 Hours Ago

A local Bali guy climbed a tree and grabbed a coconut for me. He brought it back down and hacked off the top and made a hole. Then he cut off a piece of Lemmon Grass so I had a straw. Fresh coconut juice, all I can say is WOW so very yummy! #coconut #coconutjuice #bali #simplyamazing #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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25 Days 18 Hours Ago

Fiji Waterfalls. The only triple waterfalls in Bali and we got to swim in them. Even practiced Qigong in the waterfalls and felt tremendous energy. Stunningly beautiful here and I feel so blessed to wander as I do. After all, that’s why my nickname is the Wandering Ninja. #bali #fijiwaterfalls #qigong #qigongpractice #shifu #nature #waterfall #lovin #peaceful #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #wanderingninja

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25 Days 19 Hours Ago

Just a kid at heart with Bali as my playground. #bali #mightaswelljump #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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26 Days 15 Hours Ago

At the end of the day there is nothing quite as satisfying as kicking back, relaxing with a new friend. #bali #terryhodgkinson #omunity

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26 Days 16 Hours Ago

Rambutan all over in the trees here at OMunity Jungle Hotel. I’m a lucky guy! 😀 #rambutan #bali #omunity #terryhodgkinson

Terry Hodgkinson
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27 Days 15 Hours Ago

Pictures from the Elephant Meditation Cave aka Goa Gajah that was built in the 9th century and served as a sanctuary. The cave was rediscovered by Dutch archaeologists in 1923, but the fountains and bathing pool were not discovered until 1954. Other pictures are from around Ubud. #ubud #bali #indonesia #elephantcave #lotus #travel #learn #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

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27 Days 16 Hours Ago

Amazing wood carvings here in Bali. I wish I had the room, I’d bring so many back home! #woodcarving #ubud #bali #artistic #howdotheydoit #taojourneys #travel #terryhodgkinson

First two pictures are passion fruit and the second two are some other fruit I’m not familiar with. Both are on a tree right outside my room here in Bali. #passionfruit #yummy #bali #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

I always thought mangos came from the supermarket. Now I pick them right off the tree in Bali, Indoneshia. #mangos #bali #fruit #trees #yummy #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #travel

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28 Days 19 Hours Ago

Lovin the jungle here in Ubud, Bali. #ubudbali #bali #indonesia #jungle #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Random pictures around Sunur, Bali #sunur #bali #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys #travel #fun

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29 Days 15 Hours Ago

Keeper of the sacred Bali scroll. #bali #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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29 Days 20 Hours Ago

Lovin’ the Bali beach, lovin the dragonflies! #bali #dragonflies #beach #beauty #nature #paradise #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

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29 Days 22 Hours Ago

Hidden Crane. Never miss an opportunity to practice. #gungfu #martialarts #cranestyle #shifu #terryhodgkinson #bali #taojourneys #wanderingninja

First pictures right outside my room where I’m staying. Take me 20 steps from my door to go for a swim. Beautiful gardens and two pools. Oh they even put up a Christmas tree in the 30 degrees (80F) temp. #bali #indonesia #warmweather #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #travel #explore

BIG butterflies sharing enlightenment in Buddha Park, Laos. #butterflies #buddha #vientiane #laos #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

A 12 hour bus ride and something smells fishy at the break stop. I looked around for snacks and all I could see was never ending rows as far as I could see of smelly dried fish hanging everywhere too bad it wasn’t my thing or I could have eaten forever. Oh well, maybe I’ll get lucky at dinner time. #somethingsmellsfishy #driedfish #laos #travel #forceddiet #terryhodgkinson

Why do I travel? To step outside what I know, outside my personal comfort zone. To expand my mind and thus broaden my understanding of a great many things. To know that no matter how far or wide I journey, everything of the 10 000 things and enjoy the magnificent creativeness of manifestation; appreciating the source that all has spawned from. #wuji #travel #learning #expandingconsciousness #enlightenment #wanderingninja #terryhodgkinson #laos #taojourneys

Amazing things at the morning market here in Vientiane. Great carvings and take a look at this chess set. #chess #carvings #shopping #vientiane #laos #morningmarket #terryhodgkinson #taojourneys

Morning market here in Vientiane has everything you can think off. It spans on for half a kilometer with 3 rows to walk and on 3 floors. Great deals! #vientiane #morningmarket #shopping #deals #laos #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Another look at a different level of the Kuang Si waterfalls in Luang Prabang, Laos. So amazing. #laos #luangprabang #kuangsiwaterfall #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #travel

After a 15 hour travel day it’s good to kick back have some dinner, a Beerlao and take in some music in Vientiane, Laos. #laos #vientiane #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #travel #relaxing

What do you do on a rainy day? An hour massage in the morning and an hour massage in the evening. That’s how a rainy day is done! 😂 #rainydays #massage #luangprabang #laos #terryhodgkinson

Visited a bear rescue Centre in Laung Prabang, Laos. #laos #laungprabang #bears #rescue #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Spent the day at the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls here in Luang Prabang, Laos. #kuangsi #waterfalls #laungprabang #laos #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Morning on the Mekong Delta River. #mekongdelta #river #laungprabang #laos #terryhodgkinson #travel

Out on the boat yesterday with new friends. Swam in this beautiful lake for an hour. Such a beautiful place! #vangvieng #laos #travel #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Only a few of the animals pictures here. this is part of the rehabilitation sanctuary at the lodge here. Happy to see the owner rescues and cares for them. #animalrehibilitation #caring #compassion #animalwelfare #laos #terryhodgkinson

If I keep making friends at this rate I’ll soon have a tribe! 🐒🐢🙀 #animalfriends ##nirvanaresort #laos #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Traveled from Vientiane to Vang Vieng and arrived at Nirvana Archipel Resort in the dark. Couldn’t see a thing and then today upon awakening this is the first view from the rooms double french windows. I could spend a month here easily. Very conducive to meditation and practice of martial arts. #laos #vangvieng #nirvanaarchipelresort #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #meditation #taichi #qigong #martialarts #heavenonearth

Taking in the energy at That Luang Stupa Vientiane, Laos. #vientiane #laos #thatluang #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Feeling in the mood at That Luang Stupa. #stupa #vientiane #laos #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #gungfu #buddha

Hanging out with Buddha in Vientiane, Laos. #terryhodgkinson #vientiane #laos #mindfulness

First night in Vientiane, Laos. Loving this country in a big way! #vientiane #laos #entertainment #funtimes #travel #experience #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Spent a full day with elephants yesterday helping feed and walk them. #elephants #india #volunteer #wildlifesos #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

She is as beautiful as I remember her. No mater how many times I see the Taj Mahal she never has disappointed me. #tajmahal #agra #india #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson #braintap

An amazing day at Wildlife SOS Centre in Agra. Great to see many of my elephant friends again. #wildlifesos #elephants #agra #india #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson

Leaving beautiful Rishikesh this morning and will definitely miss mother Ganga and father Himalayas. They have been really good to us for the week that we were here with memories we will all cherish for a lifetime. 🙏🕉 #gangesriver #rishikesh #himalayas #india #meditation #yogacapital #adventure #travel #taojourneys #terryhodgkinson