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The Philosophy of Health

The Philosophy of Health

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Wounding occurs when our thought is troubled with things for which we lack talent.

Sadness, decrepitude, uneasiness and torment are wounds.

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Wasting time abed, lying down after a heavy meal, getting breathless from running: all these are wounds.

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Therefore, the prescription for nurturing life is this:

-Do not walk too fast.

-Do not listen too intently.

-Do not look too long.

-Do not sit too long.

-Do not stay in bed until you get too weak.

-Dress before you get chilled.

-Lighten your dress before you get overheated.

-Eat only to satisfy.

-Do not over-drink.

-Do not overwork or take too much ease.

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-Do not emphasize any of the Five Savors when eating:

. for too much acidity harms the spleen,

.too much bitterness harms the lungs,

.too much acridity harms the liver,

.too much salt harms the hart,

.too much sugar harms the kidneys.

 The remarkable thing about this bit of wisdom is that it holds true to this day, even though it was written so long ago in 320 A.D.

(Ko Hung, a Taoist Scholar Nei P’ien; an excerpt from his secret teachings published 320 A.D.)

 

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“Wishing you all good health.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Adopt Your Own Wintertude

Adopt Your Own Wintertude

Now that the joyous events of December have passed, along with all the partying, feasting, the hassle, the bustle that kept adrenaline high, now comes January, with its long, dreary, cold winter days that imprisons many indoors. Local and world Politics, dismal health, disaster and precarious economic forecasts ringing in the airways only add to the doom and gloom scenario that is January. Is it any wonder a fortunate crew cast aside winter’s cloak and, fashioning themselves after the migrating birds, flock to hot and sunny destinations in droves to escape and regenerate?

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Or we can practice meditation and Zen…. That too is liberating.

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Without going out of my door

I can know all things on earth.

Without looking out of my window

I can know the ways of heaven.

 

For the farther one travels,

The less one knows.

 

The sage therefore

Arrives without travelling,

Sees all without looking,

Does all without doing.

 

-Lao Tzu, Tao te Ching

 

Best of luck to you all.

Waves on a Pebble Beach

Waves on a Pebble Beach

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“Tentative, as if fording a river in winter,

Hesitant, as if in fear of his neighbours;

Formal like a guest;

Falling apart like the thawing ice;

Thick like the un-carved block;

Vacant like a valley;

Murky like a muddy water.

Who can be muddy and yet, settling, slowly become limpid?

Who can be at rest and yet, stirring, slowly come to life?

He who holds fast to this way,

Desires not to be full;

It is because he is not full,

That he can be worn and yet newly mad. “

Tao