A Meditation for the Springtime

Spring is the time of the year when all is awakening, new and fresh. Having just come out of the winter, you plant the seeds that will sustain you for the whole year. So springtime gives you the energy to do. The spring brings out the energy of the liver, which can...

Taoist Seasons – Summer – Fire Element

By Matthew Brewer 長之道 The Dao of Lengthening The period of three months of summer are called luxuriant flowering. The chi of Heaven and Earth mingle. The ten thousand things bloom and bear fruit. At dark to bed, early to rise.  Do not tire of the sun. Keep that which...

Taoist Seasons – Autumn – Metal Element

By Matthew Brewer 收之道 Autumn The Dao of Gathering The three months of autumn are called containment and balance. Heavenly qi is quick, earthly qi is bright. Early to bed, early to rise: all participate with the rooster. Make that which is of the heart-mind peaceful...

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