I was lucky to speak at the Mind Body Spirit conference in Bangkok in late February 2020. It was a great day full of talk of beauty, balance, harmony, and hope. I love nothing more than sharing Centerlife with others and (hopefully) giving them some new insights to nature and life!
A modern day equivalent to the Eastern thought systems of Zen, Taoism, and Confucianism; the combined systems of Centerpath, Centerlife, and i-Citizen form the necessary framework to guide our thoughts, model our lives, and govern our societies.
Check out this cool Virtual Exhibition entitled “Centerpath – The Joy of Being”. It’s a great way to see all of Centerpath’s various bodies of work in one setting!
Wow! I can’t help but love this great book review by Diane Donovan!
Centerlife: Finding Happiness Through Nature’s Designs is more than a book: it’s a spiritual practice that considers order in nature, how this translates to human affairs, and how nature not only raises harmony, but can be used as a model for achieving the same throughout human endeavors.
Like its subject, Centerlife is laid out in an orderly series of discussions on harmony in nature and exactly how this is achieved. The foundation of Nua’s contentions lies in the fact that everything shares a common, unifying structure; and that this center-oriented pattern and process transforms randomness to create structure from seemingly-random events.
These ‘centerfields’ are not just limited to the outdoors, but are broadcast everywhere throughout the universe, providing an arrangement that orders all life. While this contention may at first appear quite basic, consider the fact that the idea of a ‘Centerpath effect’ can be seen in everything from geometric order in nature to the patterns of galaxies and their distributions and vortexes.
Jin Nua excels in linking microcosm and macrocosm as he explores the Centerlife thesis. Readers who open the book expecting it to be a cosmic engagement will be pleased to note that discussions move from universal structures to everyday human affairs: “What are the control centers guiding our day-to-day routines? There are many. They are the numerous beginnings and starts of our lives. Such things as new thoughts, experiences, interactions, and initiatives. They are also centers of mind related to our needs, wants, and desires. All dew drop-like seeds of the universe that once formed, grow into the larger creations of our being—our relationships, houses, families, the furnishings and products we buy, destinies, and the memories we form in others. They all reflect the disposition of their maker—i.e. you. You being who you are deep down inside—what you believe in and what you hold as dear and important.”
As discussions move into cosmic links and perspectives, readers receive a blend of science, philosophy, and spirituality that comes full circle to personal choice, achievement, and perspective: “Thus, when fields interact with their surroundings, only those things of ‘like’ makeup coalesce about, circle about, move inward, connect with, and affix to the originating center. The net result is to create a larger, halo-shaped creation about, and of similar composition to, the originating center. In other words, the developing creation is comprised of the same makeup and character as the originating center. The created indeed reflects the creator!
Thus, matter filled stars create matter filled solar systems, charged nucleons organize electrons into atoms, and greedy and selfish people create distorted and unhappy lives.”
The ideal reader of Centerlife and its guiding principles will be one interested in understanding more about what drives behaviors and choices. Readers interested in self-improvement based on scientific evidence about the interconnectedness of the universe will find the juxtaposition of the macrocosm of the universe and microcosm of individual experience is well done, clear, and inspiring.
Centerlife isn’t so much a philosophy or a spiritual bent as a journey. Centerlife offers the connections and keys essential to embarking on this path of not only understanding, but self-appraisal and change.
The book is very highly recommended for new age, self-help, spirituality, and psychology readers alike; especially those looking to forge new connections and positive pathways in life.
Centerlife Book Review (by donovansliteraryservices.com)
Centerpath Books Publishing
Where is the light?
It’s the glowing brilliance at the heart of the universe!
What is it?
Truth, genuineness, and what your heart truly wants.
Find out how to find it—through Centerlife.
The following excerpt from my book Seven Paths to Power will help you get started (http://jinnuablog.com/index.php/books-by-jin/books/)
Feeling lost in life’s labyrinth?
All of life’s twists and turns got you confused on which path is best for you?
Are society’s myriad distractions and choices pulling you in too many directions, blurring your focus and distracting you from what’s real and right?
How can you know for sure any longer whether your choice is leading up or down? Are you having trouble finding your way in these troubled times?
However you do not need to worry—the universe has already provided you with everything you’ll ever need to find your way.
It’s just that you may have temporarily forgotten the true nature of the universe and how you fit into her grand designs.It’s gift to you? A pure heart of gold implanted in the bosom of all things, a heart that already knows what to do.
An all-knowing oracle imprinted with God’s wisdom in the heart of each of us, an oracle which already intuitively knows where to turn to navigate through all of life’s circumstances.
However, whenever you are in doubt or temporarily unable to access its infinite well of wisdom, the universe has also provided us with a series of signposts to guide us in the only direction we’ll ever need to take. If you have lost sight of these signposts or forgotten how they appear, you’ll just need to once again recognize them—in nature, they are simply all the beautiful, balanced, and holistically arranged elements of being we experience as oceans, rivers, mountains, trees, and galaxies, all of which are a direct reflection of the ultra-pure source code located at the center of the universe.
The associated reflections of this natural balance and beauty in the human realm are experienced as compassion, goodness, kindness, and love. Once you turn toward them, you can always find your way. A path toward the center of all things which, through their association with the source, also links you to the cradle of being and its associated unlimited goodness and wholesomeness.
It is not much unlike setting your compass towards the North Pole—once you point yourself in the direction of what’s real and right at the heart of the universe, you will always find your way regardless of local detours caused by the terrain, circumstances, and conditions of your life.
Want to learn more about how duality transcends every aspect of nature and life? Read on!
A truly phenomenal attribute of centers is their exploitation of duality. As you might be aware, dualism is the quality of the universe whereby things are accompanied by an equal and complementary opposite: for instance, sun and moon, night and day, waking and rest.
In centers we find that the use of duality to a whole new level of sophistication. Consider the male and female counterparts at the heart of a flower and family, neutrons and protons at the heart of atoms, left and right halves of DNA helixes in the nucleus of cells, the win-lose outcome of two-party elections, and the two hemispheres of our minds at the heart of our central nervous system.
The centers of most events are also peppered with dualistic-like conclusions and outcomes: for instance, wanting yes or no answers, ‘life or death’ situations, and “is it a boy or girl?”. It’s also evident in the twist of a joke’s punch line or a movie where unanticipated outcomes pack the biggest laughs and most lasting impressions. It’s when an equal-and-opposite exchange occurs such as with a handshake, eye contact, swapping business cards, or exchanging money for goods at the checkout counter.
I hope these ideas provide you with great new avenues to explore and contemplate your world and life!
The above was excerpted from my Centerlife site at http://centerlife.center/centerlife-toolbox/you-in-nature/dualism-in-centers/
I enjoy flying mostly for the stunning views of the land and cities from high above. In fact, it is only through flying you can truly experience how much the shape of infrastructure matches nature’s forms.
Keep the following excerpt in mind next time you fly (from my book Encyclopedia Centerpath) if you want to see the eerily similar shapes between nature and what man creates. Enjoy.
As is often the case in life we tend to “miss the big picture” because our view’s obscured by all its ‘close-up’ details. In a real sense, we’re unable to see larger things because we’re too engrossed with its abundant up close ‘parts’. The adage rings especially true when considering society’s large-scale infrastructure because the view from ground level literally prevents us from “seeing the forest through the trees”.
However with the advent of the jet age and the bird’s eye view it affords from 30,000 feet, we earth-based mortals now have the opportunity to figuratively raise our heads above the horizon and witness firsthand the shapes of the larger infrastructures we’ve built. Organic-like structures to be sure, we unwittingly built in nature’s image. So next time you’re jetting down the runway about to break the bonds of the earthbound, pay attention because you’re about to enter the ‘air space’ of the gods and the heavenly view it affords.
Just after liftoff, the first thing coming into view are the downtown’s sky scrapers protruding from the horizon like a sore thumb. We know this agglomeration of towering concrete behemoths marks the city’s center not only because it’s where all highways converge, but also because it’s home to the highest population densities, steepest rental rates, and the seats of various authority and power bases.
Gaining altitude, the arterial nature of the highway system crystallizes. You see driveways flowing into streets and alleyways, roads cascading to avenues and thruways, and thruways merging into highways and later freeways and motorways –just as nature’s creeks flow to brooks which flow to streams and on to ever larger rivers. You next note cars streaming past one another in opposite directions exactly mimicking the dualistic flow of nutrients, waters, and sugars in the branches of arterial trees and indeed, like the arteries and veins coursing through our bodies.
Progressing outward to the edges of the city, you notice the orderly and colorful arrangement of homes connected to the streets of a modern subdivision. It’s interesting to note that; just as leafs of a tree sprout from the smallest twigs; homes are also connected the smallest of roads. Are our homes the leafs of a massive, city-sized tree?
Now at cruising altitude you can see across entire towns, villages, and cites –and see how their organic-like bunching and interconnections mimic the form of neurons in our minds and superclusters of galaxies in space.
As you settle back into your seat to enjoy your refreshment, you begin pondering the meaning of man and nature’s interwoven designs and quite possibly, the significance of our living in harmony with nature’s needs.
I finally completed the introduction to my movie screenplay ‘Heart of the Universe’!
Check out this cool press release related to the release of my Centerlife book.
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