As a microcosm of the rhythms and fluctuations of the seasons and their elemental factors to which we are inextricably linked, Chinese medicine would consider the result of our health in one season as being a marker of our lifestyle preparations in the previous seasons as well as in the present. With regard to colds […]
Presence of Balance or Imbalance
Heaven follows the momentum of the Tao; Earth follows the laws of Heaven; Human beings follow the laws of Earth. In this ordering of Universal energy, we are co-creators. With our life-force we create momentum and thus destiny. We bring the presence of balance or imbalance to self and surroundings.
The 250 Year Old Man
When Lǐ Qīngyún 李清雲 was 105 years old, he traveled to Pingliang County in Gansu to collect herbs. In the Kōngtóng mountains, Li met a Taoist hermit who was much older than he. Li asked the elder for the secret of long life and the old hermit laughed, saying, “Why are you asking me? Aren’t […]