The name of this blog—Always Well Within—was inspired by the Sanskrit word “Samantabhadra,” which means ‘always good’, ‘always well’ or ‘unchanging goodness.’ This signifies that unchanging goodness or fundamental goodness is our ultimate nature. This is the name given to the Primordial Buddha in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
This name relates to some of my core believes about health and healing, which I am always trying to strengthen more and more:
Each of us is responsible for our own health. We are not victims. Everything comes about for a reason. There’s no one to blame.
We can use whatever occurs in our life, any type of suffering and happiness as well, on our path of personal evolution.
I believe in the healing power of mind. In Buddhism, mind is said to be the universal ordering principle. Speech and body follow the direction of mind.
A famous saying in Chi Gong says, “Where the mind goes, the qi follows.” Susanne B. Friedman, L.Ac. tells us, “If you focus your attention and intention during an exercise, your body’s energy will respond accordingly.”
It may not always be possible to heal at the physical level, but healing is always possible at the level of emotion, mind, and spirit. In our modern world, these realms are often sorely in need of attention.
May we all unveil the fundamental goodness living within each and every one of us!
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