Life Mapping / Life Cartography with Maggie Huh

What's the first thing you do when you visit a foreign country? Check the internet service, and then open a map! You want to be properly orientated first; then based on the purpose, budget, and time allowed, you start making plans. To do that, checking the local weather is essential as this may affect your schedule and means of transportation. You should also make sure that you are well packed for various weather conditions. Knowing the local specialties and seasonal activities in each area along the way will also help greatly in making the journey more memorable and delightful.

Good cartography makes half the journey. These days, Google Maps provides information beyond just directions and locations in such detail and accuracy. Our ancestors also practiced accurate mapping for life, using the many different methods that have been used for thousands of years. Still, the basis is the Eastern philosophy of yin & yang and the five elements.

In Records of the Three Kingdoms (三國志), Zhuge Liang was the master of life maps and one of the greatest military strategist in history. After he joined Liu Bei's military, he led them to win a series of major battles. His legendary war strategies were layered with perfect timing for execution in addition to the various wise tactics he used. With the help of Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei was able to establish a country called Shu Han (蜀漢), which is presently around the Sichuan (四川) area in China.

The moment we took our first breath, we were given a map and a user manual with specifications in codes. Life mapping takes the codes as a foundation and builds a general map on the terrain of the current time. Then, based on your specifications with the present environment and patterns you created so far, the next possible routes are suggested. On top of that, timing and strategies are recommended depending on the weather and seasonality of the areas you may possibly go through in the future.

Sometimes, however, we get lost in life; a mirage appears as a superhighway and leads us nowhere, or we are stuck in a maze, or what seemed to be a shallow stream turns out to be much deeper and wider to cross. When this happens, it is time to call a timeout and draw a new plan.

Not every day is a good day and not every road is paved, but we need to turn every situation into an opportunity to improve ourselves and grow wiser. With our effort, our destiny can be altered as much as 60%. There is no right or wrong way to live your life. We just need to do what we can with our best ability. We must run at full speed when we're on a highway, but at the same time, we must not forget to get off the car occasionally and smell the beautiful flowers on the roadside too.

Maggie's life mapping is deeply rooted in Eastern philosophy and is combined with unique qigong methods/practices (Buddhist and Taoist methods/practices).

About Maggie

Maggie is a life cartographer, Eastern philosopher,, Qigong master, Buddhist and Taoist meditator, Feng Shui practitioner as well as researcher of Buddhist scriptures. She moved to Hong Kong in 1996 and initially worked in the hotel industry, before holding a variety of posts in different international corporations, specializing in sales and marketing. In addition, she has owned and managed several restaurants, both in Hong Kong and Canada.

At one point in her life, Maggie felt a compelling need to completely alter her life path in order to satiate her quest for something more fulfilling and meaningful. She thus decided to delve deeper into her meditation practice, which had become a secret passion for over a decade.

Her meditation practice was initially rooted in and evolved from the Western style. Subsequently, she went on to Zen Buddhism and Eastern philosophy and practices. Maggie is a successor of 'Hwarang Simbup' qigong, which has been secretly passed down in Korea since the 6th century. In wake of her deep interest in Buddhist scriptures and Eastern philosophy, she is also translating the books of her teacher, Master Seolwon, into English in order to make them available for a wider audience.

Although she currently lives in Hong Kong, she regularly travels to both India and South Korea in order to further her spiritual growth and development. Her daily routine commences as early as 3 am with meditation. She has been living her life in accordance with the following motto - 'benefit to all humankind.'

She shares her knowledge and experiences by teaching meditation, giving talks, practicing Feng Shui, offering classes for groups across various organizations. Furthermore, she helps individuals with healing therapy and life cartography using strategies involving a combination of unique qigong and the Eastern methods.

She recently published a book in Taiwan, titled 氣功大師揭示如何實現你想要的一切 or ‘Nuggets from Qigong Master on How to fulfill your Wish in Life.’

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