Tagged: mindfulness

The social aspect of the Self

(from the book “Man and his Symbols,” by Carl Jung, M.L. von Franz, and John Freeman, 1964) Most people confuse “self-knowledge” with knowledge of their conscious ego personalities.   Today the enormous growth of population, undeniable in large cities, inevitably has a depressing effect on us. We think, “Oh, well, I am only so-and-so living at the such-and-such address, like millions of other people. If a few of them get killed,...

About time, love… and faith

This post is based on the book of Martin Hägglund – “THIS LIFE: Why Mortality Makes Us Free” (non-fiction; philosophy) I guess you know that everything you do is divided between the past and the future. Every tiny moment. An hour. A minute. Or second… That means you are never be able to seize NOW as a present moment. Even when I am writing these words to you – today, at...

Sex Hormones vs Stress Hormones

Sex hormones are Yin (if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, check the post #1 later: Duality ). There’re hell a lot of sex hormones, but we’ll talk about 2 of them: Estrogen = Ginger Rogers Progesterone = Fred Astaire  Some sex hormones are more yin than others. Well, estrogen (Ginger) is more yin than progesterone (Fred). Traditional Chinese Medicine is calling ‘Ginger’ – YIN WITHIN YIN. It provides nourishment,...