Pathfinding means walking each step of your life in conscious freedom. It is the key to the power, spontaneity, and passion that comes from continuously attending to the present moment. To be truly engaged, you must remove distraction. To remove distraction, you must look inward. To look inward, you must create stillness and observe. Then answers to all questions become obvious, accessible, and clear.
This is more important than ever before in our lives, especially if you live in an urban center, but in this age of technology it’s still very difficult to stay connected to the quiet measured movement of our energy and the world around us when we are so used to getting big prompts from our devices every few moments.
My teacher, Zhong Xianwu, often mentions the true name of the calendar: “Yin Yang Li” which means, “moon and sun calendar.”
The whole system of the solar terms connects us to the location of the yin earth in relation with the yang sun and the “subtle” yang within yin or yin within yang energies of the moon as it rises and falls within the month.