Still autumn and it is good to understand what is the best action according to the nature flow of energy. Just back from Moscow where I was conducting following workshop:“The ancient wisdom of Taoists about living with the nature“.The seasonal module autumn and winter“. The attendees where very pleased about the deep knowledge of the ancient taoists philosophy. Actually all their wisdom and knowledge is from observation and very important by own experience from their daily practice. The daoist practice has quite a wide range depending which daoist school the students were following. It can be Chi Kung/ Qi Gong and or different ways of meditation and diet. In comparison to scientists who starting with a postulate and later they try to confirm it by tests and formulas. Ok now let say the daoist master was getting very sensitive because of his practice. He was writing down his experienced knowledge and thousands of practitioner later where confirming it or adjusting it according to their. Thousands of years experiencing and adjusting of taoists masters was making a very deep profound insight.
- Autumn is related to metal
- Metal quality is structure> action – reorganize
- Taste > spicy > action eat more of it
- Emotion > sorrow > action more laughing
- Organ > Lung > action breathing exercises or Lung Qi Gong
If we look at that not complete list we can see about some of these experienced facts, actions and directions. Following the information of this list means eat more spicy food to strengthen the lung. More laughing as a counterpart of the emotion sorrow not to get the so called autumn depression. Do some breathing exercises in the nature and special Qi Gong for the lungs. According to the metal quality of structure you should reorganize and clean and release. What to reorganize ? Your desk for example or your computer; delay what you should have done already long time ago. Even for your wardrobe it is a good time to reorganize, donate your clothes you didn´t wear long time. To do all this in autumn time creates a good energy for you, means is good for your health and vitality only by following the nature.
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Very inspiring insights of taoist wisdom – thank you!
It stands out in the list of recommendations, that the recommendation for the emotion sorrow is not following it, as with the other examples, but doing the contrary – more laughing.
As I understand it, sorrow or grief is a necessary emotion which helps to release and let go, which is the energy in autumn. By accepting this emotion, we can better let go our feelings of loss. This seems to be in contradiction to the actual „fun society“ and that might be the reason why many people cannot mourn anymore but get stuck in autumn blues – and then, laughing can help overcoming this stuck emotion.
Well said Julia, of course we need all emotions but not to get stock at a particular one. The flow of the emotions is the right deal.