When Cathleen Kelly’s bookstore is out of business and Joe Fox comes to visit her and says “You know, it wasn’t personal, it was just business”.
Then, she answers: “What was it supposed to be ? I’m so sick of that! All that means is that it wasn’t personal to you. But it was personal to me. It’s personal to a lot of people. And what is so wrong with being personal anyway? Because whatever else anything is, it ought to begin with being personal”.
— from the movie “You’ve got a mail”, 1998.
It seems to me that people…
I must say I’m not a caffeine fan. I try to avoid it most of the time. However, since I am particularly sensitive to it, I’ve always been curious about the possibility of balancing caffeine.
Here some tips that I found out:
- If your kidneys and/or your spleen are underactive, caffeine will make you feel worse, whatever you do. So first, make sure you have no too much toxins stagnating in your body, and make sure your kidneys and spleen are functioning quite well. There are some techniques to solve these issues, but it’s too long to explain here.
Other people that have answered this question are missing the most simple and important explanation.
In fact, tea (and any Yang stimulant) makes you sleepy for the same reason exercising makes you sleepy.
That is why tea, coffee, cacao and other stimulants, are called “exercise-mimetics”. They simulate a state of high activity in your body. So, naturally, after stimulation, the body gets tired in order to recover. It is a simple as that.
If you take tea in a moment when your body already needs sleep, it will make you feel sleepy almost immediately because there is no much energy…
During my fitness journey, I have always struggled with my energy’s management. Working out in a club did more bad than good to me. In fact, most of fitness or sport clubs will never teach you how to manage your energy.
It is all about “no pain, no gain”. Even if some trainers say they do not agree with that philosophy, they’ll still be so afraid of laziness that they’ll try to push themselves and anyone else in a military way.
We are not all the same. Some people are more resistant than others. …
“The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.” ― J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy
Shame is a tricky feeling because it looks good at first, but it is actually bad.
It looks good because we tend to think that shame will help us to change and care about our imperfections. The reality is quite the opposite. In fact, shame presupposes that hurting or inhibiting yourself is the only solution (so nothing about caring and changing).
Shame and guilt have many…
Harry Potter: “How does it work?”
Remus Lupin: “Well, when it works correctly, It conjures up a Patronus, which is a kind of anti-Dementor — a guardian that acts as a shield between you and the Dementor. The Patronus is a kind of positive force, a projection of the very things that the Dementor feeds upon — hope, happiness, the desire to survive…”
(from “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, J.K. Rowling)
People with weak Lungs, Large intestine or Small Intestine can feel haunted or contaminated by something dirty, dark or evil. When combined with a Wood…
It is very easy to think “I have to do”. In fact, it is too easy…
When we fail repeatedly in achieving our goals (small or big), we get pissed of, frustrated. So, like a reprimanding teacher, we end up telling ourselves: “I have to do this and that”
At first, that judging voice seems to be the voice of reason, the voice of awareness transcending your mortal condition.
However, if you look closer, you may realize it is just the voice of your weakness. Remember that you are frustrated and, because you are frustrated you say “I have to”.
“Here is the natural instinct and here is control. You are to combine the two in harmony. If you have one to the extreme you will be very unscientific. If you have another to the extreme, you become all of a sudden a mechanical man, no longer a human being. So, it is a successful combination of both. Therefore, it is not pure naturalness or unnaturalness. The ideal is ‘unnatural naturalness’ or ‘natural unnaturalness’.” (Bruce Lee)
Nervous energy is a term that refers to the high-quality energy present in your body, allowing you either to relax or be active in…
“The real key is to live in an environment where the mind feels free to choose the right thing instead of being compelled by habit and inertia to choose the wrong thing.” (Deepak Chopra)
Modern medicine tends to overfocus on the symptoms of a disease (neglecting underlying causes) while some healers from alternative medicines tend to overfocus on the root cause of a disease (neglecting secondary symptoms). Either ways are incomplete because they don’t consider the law of inertia.
Many doctors/healers (including some TCM doctors!) act as if inertia didn’t exist, or without being fully conscious of it. …
“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named is not the eternal name.” (Lao Tzu)
“You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.” (Alan Watts)
In a previous article, I talked about the Principle of Least Action (PLA) and its relationship with intelligence, simplicity and structure. Now, we will look at another perspective of intelligence and the PLA, that implies the concept of oneness.
A consequence of the PLA (or intelligence or structure) is the importance of starting from…