Advice From a Shaolin Master posted advice from a Shaolin kung fu master regarding the five mental states that hold us back during incarnation and ways to address them effectively. The article begins:

“Our journey to fully understanding our purpose and value in life — or achieving “self-mastery” — begins the second we are born. It requires a commitment to building patience, discipline and self-awareness.

“In my journey to becoming Shaolin master, I spent nearly 30 years studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. This is an essential part of the Shaolin martial arts culture and philosophy, dating back to more than 1,500 years.

 “One of the most important teachings is the ‘five hindrances of self-mastery.’ These are the core mental states that prevent us from seeing clearly, making smart decisions, achieving our goals and living a happier, more harmonious life.”
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Thanks to Tau Roncellin for the tip!

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