Always Well Within

Calm Your Mind, Ease Your Heart, Embrace Your Inner Wisdom

The significance of my blog title

burningwell.orgThe 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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  1. Well said. I too believe we are responsible for being well. We have the tools to be well as long as we are not attached to what “well” means. The range is great. We just apply our intention to receiving the highest form of wellness available to us.

    • Hi Kat, Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your point that we can be well if we are not attached to what “well” means! Letting go of our preferences is not easy, but it helps us ride the wave of this life in a more enjoyable way, that’s for sure. I want to encourage you with your leap of faith and personal experiment to live life fully! Good luck with the experiment and your new blog too. Warm wishes.

  2. I just wanted to stop by to visit your site after you visited mine. Thank you for the kind words and I enjoyed visiting your site. I found this post very interesting which stated “There’s no one to blame.” I love that statement and how true is that. So many people try and blame their problems and life experiences on other people or a situation. I’m reminded that it’s my life and I try and play the hand I’m dealt. With God’s grace, I will endure as best I can with what I have.

    • Cindy, thanks for your thoughtful comments. That’s one of my favorite posts too! I love the concept behind your blog and your recycled crafts and crochet bags. I wish you continuing success. Thanks for your part in keeping the planet green.

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