Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Road (I & A)

I have learned through many painful trials that the Road can be cruel. For some the Road can be tangled for others it is easier, this is rarely due to 'good choices' but requires a cauldron of good fortune. We attribute our success to ourselves which is not always the case.

A community is a group of people. The concept of community is that the sum is greater than its parts. Ideally a community is a microcosm of people that contributes to the whole so that all thrive in which the community is paid back. In theory it is a win-win situation.

Through our path we come to kinks in the road that we are incapable of understanding so wisdom would teach us that we ask for perspective from others. We rely on this information to be accurate and good.  If the information is wrong, we risk diverting from the path even further and finding ourselves in more difficult circumstances.

 I have learned that in order to solve a problem, one must know what the problem is. I have found that most people guess at things and stamp their imprimatur on it to avoid looking foolish. Sadly this is the equivalent of wrapping muck in a nice decorative box, on the outside it looks pretty but inside is rotten.

You can never give someone what you don't have. If you come to the kink in the road, find someone who has walked it and not someone who thinks they have walked it. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gut/Brain Axis

Science is making new discoveries all the time. One key study revolves around looking at the body as a complete organism rather than from a singular perspective. For instance a disease rarely affects one part of the body, often it sets off a domino like effect. Traditional Chinese Medicine understands this clearly.

Diseases of the nervous system (depression, anxiety etc) have been shown to be caused by outside forces rather than the archaic idea of 'mental illness' which is nothing more than a stigma cast by ignorance.  Poor nutrition plays a key role in this which has been known for decades. However new research is showing the relationship between the gut and brain.

This researcher explores this concept in this article:

his presentation: