Five Seasons - Poetry of the Soul
|Genre||Poetry / Spiritual
|Submitted:||Monday, 21 April 2008
|Read by:||402 different readers
This elegant and ancient philosophy of Oneness – Taoism - the natural parent of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has won my deep respect because of its all-embracing ideas of interconnectedness between body, mind and spirit and the living environment and ecology of our bodies and the earth in which we are placed. The Tao, for me, is another expression of God, Breath, Life, Energy and Being.
As I grappled with long-term recurring sickness, I wanted to know how to help myself best, how to get back into balance and health, rather than to be struggling with the side effects of medicines that initially helped in the acute phases but didn’t do anything to address the long term healing outcome or my mental attitudes.
Living in a state of harmony is never a static state of affairs, but a continuous process of readjustment, through continually bringing ourselves into right relationship with the whole. I was discovering that weaknesses can be our strengths out of balance.
Lao Tzu teaches, “Something too hard snaps. Something too soft folds. Too much kindness becomes weakness. Too much discipline becomes harshness. Too much love becomes indulgence. Too much punishment become s cruelty. This is why harmony is best.”
So I offer this little book to the reader in the hope that you too, will find in it a measure of understanding and peace in your own searching for answers on life’s journey.
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