Kuo-Deemer doesn't simply write about these ancient teachings- she shares the fruits of practicing them, processing timeless truths in her own heart and mind and body, so that we can do so in ours. Xiu Yang gives glimpses of her own transformational self-cultivation, while showing us a path for our own
Things I knew about myself but dimly, things I once knew but had forgotten, things I never knew at all. Xiu Yang is a wise and loving book. Thank you Mimi.
Xiu Yang is an amazingly clear book about how to live in harmony with the world and universe by first experiencing harmony within ourselves. This is referred to as the art of self-cultivation, meaning the cultivation and nurturing of one's heart, the seat of consciousness, the home of the eternal, and the supreme sovereign. Mimi makes these ideas easy to understand, and very compelling. In simple words, inner balance manifests as outer radiance, as health, as a life lived with purpose, in balance and in harmony with all of Nature. It's about learning to live well . . . by experiencing real happiness and real peace right where you are.
Almost lost in China over the past century's onslaught of modernization, xiu yang is now at the centre of Chinese people's search for values and belief--a tribute to the enduring power of these ancient practices. In this slender but powerful book, Mimi Kuo-Deemer unlocks xiu yang for the modern reader, de-mystifying it without losing the eternal, timeless qualities that have made it one of Chinese people's most potent ways of living a good, honourable, happy, and healthy life.
Xiu Yang is a wonderful and clear resource of those of us who have lost touch with our own body and live a lifestyle of chronic stress and imbalance. Elucidating teachings nearly lost to humankind, Mimi Kuo-Deemer shines her inner light to show us the way to, as she so aptly puts it, "a self that is whole and complete." Highly recommended.
For far too long, we have been given a punishing routine of exercises aimed at controlling the body and mind, followed by self-care to soothe our troubled spirits. Mimi carefully shows us how we can no longer bandage over the damage we wreck to our minds and bodies, but CAN make practical changes to our daily lives that truly nourish and support ourselves and the world at large. This is an absolutely essential, and very practical survival guide for life, giving us clear tools to move into a life of balance and sustainable wellbeing.