Traditional Chinese spiritual practices for personal cultivation take a great diversity of forms, including artistic pursuits. Many practitioners are adept at multiple practices, which all display fluidity and grace of movement, and harmony between "presence" and "non-presence". The aim is to achieve stillness as a state of mind, which would inform moral advancement and proper action. This stillness is underpinned by a spirit of reverence, directed at, among other things, our predecessors, fostering transtemporal communion of the present and the past. The well-being promoted by these practices is holistic, attesting to the inseparability of all aspects of the human person. Copyright © 2019 Taylor & Francis.
|Title of host publication||International handbook of holistic education|
|Editors||John P. MILLER, Kelli NIGH, Marni J. BINDER, Bruce NOVAK, Sam CROWELL|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||9781138082649, 9781138082656|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
State of Mind