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.
The most appropriate emotion for the holiday season is being grateful.
The Gratefulpath excerpt below (from ‘The 30 Ladders of Centerlife’) lists the reasons why we should be grateful as well as practices to foster its feelings in our lives.
Check it out below (or at this link: http://centerlife.center/the-30-ladders-of-cenerlife/gratefulpath/) and begin feeling more grateful!
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
― Meister Eckhart
Give thanks frequently and copiously, to food, bountifulness, existence, nature, good fortune, loved ones, successes, and career. By doing so, you’ll shake the tree of good fortune and release its plentiful payload in ways both seen and unseen, lifting yourself, others, and the rest of the universe to a higher plane of existence.
We are indebted to so many things. The cosmos, the planet, our ancestors, parents, family and friends, cellular and atomic structure, and the Great Creator. If we don’t give thanks to the many things at the core of our physical and spiritual being, we lose contact with things real and right. We become disconnected, lose our balance, and drift accordingly.
Giving thanks also keeps us connected to those things that are most important to us. Things in our immediate environment such as family and the resources we consume. It also returns us to the spirit at the heart of our existence.
When we remain close to the source, we recognize its undeniable significance and, begin looking at the wonderful world it provides to us, in different and more respectful and meaningful ways.
1. Give thanks to 1-2 things in your life every day when you awake.
2. Find a quiet place once a day, sit, and contemplate the many miracles that are required to sustain your existence.
3. Say a prayer before meals from time-to-time.
4. Thank those that have helped you through the years.
5. Give thanks regularly to the planet that sustains every aspect of your existence. Your air, water, atmosphere, food, fuels, plastics, and products. Nothing you are or have doesn’t come from her.
6. Take action to care for the planet. Recycle, conserve, boycott, and resist all behavior that blindly takes from the planet without giving anything in return.
7. Give thanks to the Great Creator for setting into motion this wonderful miracle of being.8. Enjoy the solace that comes from being thankful and being grateful.
Learn how to get what we all want! Happiness!
The only way to truly gain happiness is through an understanding life and nature!
Let Centerlife show you the pathway to this beautiful bastion of being!
The cornerstone of Centerlife is Seven Pillars, a life practice based on nature’s harmony-generating wisdom. Use each of the Seven Pillars to strengthen and enhance the prime centers of your life and thereby improve and uplift your overall life.
Check out what Centerlife is about here!