Solidarity With Those In Suffering

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In the day-to-day, it may not enter one’s mind to consider the people and other sentient beings who live in states of suffering. Suffering is an ageless facet of living. Sickness, torment, and deep pain are moment-to-moment states of existence which isolate. In their isolation, we are unlikely to encounter those who are in suffering […]

Poetry of Protracted Illness

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Visit from a Friend  Po Chu’i [772-846 CE] I have been ill so long that I do not count the days; At the southern window, evening – and again evening. Sadly chirping in the grasses under my eaves The winter sparrows morning and evening sing. By an effort I rise and lean heavily on my […]

LISTENING TO THE PULSE ☯

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There is wonder in what we can find when we feel the pulse in oriental medicine practice. The information that is there in the pulse to be conveyed, in such an elusive form of conversation between patient and practitioner, is as practical as it is profound. Each channel has a pulsation, a vibration that implies […]

 
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