In the West, this is the often neglected area of healing power..Connections:
Our conscious connection with our community, our relatives, our ancestry and our earth.
In Eastern cultures it’s the center core of life, without which one would feel less than whole.
I think this post from Amy captures what we might wish to strive for.
When we visited Gulin last May, our tour guide took us to the countryside of the city to visit a traditional Chinese family. The house had been there over 300 hundred years and owned by the same family.
After giving us a grand tour of their house and courtyard, the gentleman happily demonstrated his daily workout:
While chatting with them in their living room (our tour guide was our translator), he said that they ate the organic vegetables from their garden and his wife made fresh soy milk and tofu daily with the aged stone grain mill. He then treated us with peanuts he grew and his wife roasted. It was the most delicious peanuts I had ever had.
Their family treasures:
His wife said that he started his day in the early morning, working in the vegetable garden, walking, and biking for hours, then visiting friends, relatives, children, and…
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