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May 31, 2016

Ms Wei’s Depression Was A Combination of

  1. Decrease in hormone production due to menopause
  2. Recently retired
  3. Immigrating to another country
  4. Worrying about aging parents who were with health conditions

Around 2004 Ms Wei experienced her decrease in hormone production due to menopause. It was also in that year she retired from a long time service as a school administrator in Taiwan. It’d been her husband’s dream to immigrate to the United States when they were both retired and able to enjoy their retirement. However, Ms Wei’s father had several major surgeries in the recent years. The thought of moving to another country and leaving her aging parents behind gave her a lot of stress. 

What Helped Ms Wei Rid Of Depression

  1. Sought medical advice; worked with her doctors to find the sources of depression; followed instructions regarding medication and dosage.
  2. Support from her husband plus positive energy from the nature.
  3. Her own persistence wanting to get better.

To fight depression, Ms Wei considered herself very lucky because she got help from 3 sources. The first one was professional advice. One of her students was a counseling psychologist and gave her a lot of help. A friend also recommended another excellent doctor to her. She got to understand why she got sick and always followed instructions when taking her medicine.

Her husband was her greatest support ever when fighting the depression. He devoted himself to help her. He talked with her and dragged her out of the house. They spent considerable time taking short walks in their lovely neighborhood every day. He planned short and long trips and took her to places she enjoyed. The natural beauty helped her tremulously.

The most important source of her recovery from depression was herself. Ms Wei has always been a doer. It was no exception in this case. She did not allow herself hind inside the house or away from help. She forced herself to follow doctor’s order and cooperate with her husband. And her effort paid. 

Suggestions From An Ex-Depression Patient 1. Depression is a sickness like any other physical illness. There is no need to feel shame about it. Face it, find the right methods to deal with it (combination of medicine and dosage, support from family and friends, strength from oneself), get better and then rid of it.

  1. Insight into depression. There are some commonalities associated with depression but each and every person has his or her own unique experiences. A couple of Ms Wei’s symptoms were feeling extremely tired and had no strength to do anything.
  2. Do NOT stop taking medicine without consulting your doctor. When you get better and wish to reduce dosage, consult your doctor first on how the best and safest way. Ms Wei took 3 kinds of pills and 2 each in the beginning. She got better 2-3 years later, per doctor’s instruction, she cut back only half a pill of each kind and stayed that way for a year before further reduction. Now she takes only half a pill that helps her sleep.
  3. Seek support from family members and friends. Do NOT try to face it alone.
May 30, 2016

魏老師壓力的來源
1. 更年期賀爾蒙變化大
2. 退休
3. 移民
4. 雙親身體不好,放心不下

協助魏老師走出憂鬱的人事物
1. 醫藥協助:有正確心態,不諱疾忌醫,找對醫生,吃對藥,調整劑量,遵循醫生用藥指導
2. 親友支持:多跟家人朋友談話,舒發情緒,感受他們的關心,讓大自然協助
3. 自己努力:要有行動,確實執行讓自己復原的步驟,不能只用想的,要真正去做

魏老師給憂鬱症朋友的建議
1. 正視憂鬱症:精神病跟生理病都是病,沒任何羞恥之處。面對它,對症下藥,擺脫它
2. 要有病識感:是否持續有“沒生病但異常倦怠”或“凡事提不起精神”這類狀況
3. 勿任意斷藥:當病況漸好,穩定後,經詢問醫師,才能非常緩慢的減低用藥劑量。千萬不可大意,以免病情反覆發生,病況加重,造成遺憾。
4. 主動尋求親友支援,不要自己一個人面對。

May 27, 2016

What does “good fortune” mean to you? Lots of money and power? Being healthy and with your beloved ones? Found a list of 100 things that are considered good fortune to us in a Dao Society website. Share with all of you today is a quarter of what are listed.

  1. With a beautiful heart, whatever we see is an eye appeal.
  2. Good fortune comes from a heart that knows how to give.
  3. Speak in a gentle and soft tone, with a sincere and kind attitude.
  4. Show filial obedience to our parents in time; so as are good deeds.
  5. Standing still halfway gives us more hardship than reaching our final goal.
  6. The more forgiveness we give, the more good fortune we get. Enlarge our tolerance level and good fortune will follow.
  7. With love within, we’d be loved by all.
  8. Being happy is not how much we get but how little we calculate or haggle over.
  9. Appreciate what we have in the present. That is what we call attentive and diligent.
  10. Step back and allow others more space. Be tolerant and love others more. We’ll feel much happier in Dao living.
  11. Wanna get praise and applause? Give them to other people first.
  12. The most powerful buddha is none other than our hands and brain.
  13. A vibrating life is one that elaborates its living functions.
  14. When hearing wisdom words, absorb them in like a sponge sucking in water.
  15. Don’t always expect other people to give us something. Instead, think hard what we can offer to others.
  16. Helping others is truly helping ourselves.
  17. Do not see only stains on the appearance of others and fail to see dirt inside our own heart.
  18. Live an energetic and delightful life. Work efficiently and be dependable.
  19. Treat others with kindness. Manage business with honesty. Done both and that is a life full of the true, the good, and the beautiful.
  20. The fuller the grains, the lower the stalks of rice plants bent. A more achieved individual is who with a more humble attitude.
  21. The most important character in filial piety is obedience. Be considerate toward our parents. Converse with them in gentle expression and mild tone. Do not feel or show impatience.
  22. A life of being needed, with some functions, and able to give is a happiest one.
  23. Appreciating others is our dignity at work.
  24. Success is to bring our strengths to full play; Failure is to accumulate our weakness.
  25. Move forward, so to reach the end of the road. Endure, so to eliminate the suffering.
May 26, 2016

1.         心美,看什麼都順眼

2.         福,來自一顆懂得布施的心

3.         講話要溫和輕柔,態度要謙誠親切

4.         孝順要及時,行善也要及時

5.         站在半路,比走到目標,更辛苦

6.         多原諒別人,多得福,把量放大,福氣大

7.         心中有愛,才會人見人愛

8.         幸福不在得到多,而在計較少

9.         把握當下,就是用心

10.     待人退一步,愛人寬一步,在人生道中就會活得很快樂

11.     要得到別人讚嘆,就得先讚嘆別人

12.     最有力量的菩薩,就是我們的手腦

13.     不斷發揮生命功能,才是活著的人生

14.     聽到好話,要如海綿遇水,牢牢吸住

15.     不要總是要求別人給我什麼,要想我能為別人做什麼

16.     幫助別人,其實就是在幫助自己

17.     不要只看到別人外在的污點,卻看不到自己內心的垃圾

18.     生活有朝氣,活得暢暢快快,工作講求效率做得踏踏實實

19.     以愛心待人,以磊落的心胸接物,則人生到處充滿了真善美

20.     稻穗結得越飽滿,越往下垂,一個人越有成就,越有謙沖的胸襟

21.     孝首重在順,要體貼親心,聲色柔順,切不可不耐與嫌煩

22.     人生能被人需要,能夠有份功能,為人付出,才是最幸福的人生

23.     欣賞他人,就是莊嚴自己

24.     成功在優點的發揮,失敗是缺點的累積

25.     "路"必須去走方能到達,"苦"必須去受才可消除

26.     我們應該為別人的成就而生歡喜心

27.     有量就有福,有福心就靈,是謂「福至心靈」

28.     常能反省自己有無過失,即得解脫又自在

29.     學佛就是要善加化解煩惱,尋求心靈的安定

30.     恆心就如滴水穿石,再大的困難與阻礙也能衝破

31.     要想家庭吉祥合睦,要常常起歡喜心

32.     做一切好事要把握時機,也要把握因緣

33.     捨去昨日的好與壞,把握今日

34.     知足常樂,甘願做,歡喜受

35.     生氣是拿別人的過錯來懲罰自己

36.     人生多一份感恩,就多一份美化

37.     縮小自我,擴大心胸,工作要歡喜,人與人要感恩

38.     愛與感恩,能喜淨心中的煩惱

39.     做好事要騰出時間,這是人生的目的,也是人生的義務

40.     生命只有數十年,慧命是永遠不滅的

41.     願要大,志要堅,氣要柔,心要細

42.     為人處事要小心,細心,但不要小心眼

43.     能付出愛心就是福,能消除煩惱就是慧

44.     時時存好心,日日是好日

45.     口說好話,心享好念,身行好事

46.     信心,毅力,勇氣三者具備,則天下沒有做不成的事

47.     口說好話如吐蓮花,口說壞話如吐毒蛇

48.     太陽光大,父母恩大,君子量大,小人氣大

49.     理直氣要和,得理要饒人

50.     人要知福,惜福,再造福

May 24, 2016

A New Passion Was Born Because Of …

  • Helping the kid develop her fine motor skills when she was little
  • Personal interests
  • Needing it as a distraction

Unearth The Sources of The Stress

  • Taking care of sick family members: Cathy’s mom had a severe stroke while her mother-in-law is suffering from cancer.
  • Trying to understand why they get sick.

Find Outlets To Reduce The Stress

  • Do what you enjoy: To Cathy, concentrating on making handicrafts helps her forget about stress. Observing changes of materials, such as water dissolving the paint and the way of paper absorbing paint also amazes her.
  • Let the nature help you: Cathy takes a stroll at the beach or in the park to refresh herself. Seeing the ocean accepts water coming from all rivers and raindrops from the sky inspires her. She told herself to try harder and be more tolerant.
  • Volunteer yourself: Cathy teaches at a children’s reading club. She enjoys sharing worry-free time with them.
  • Talk it out loud: Cathy’s husband is great help for her to release the stress.
  • Contemplate wisdom words from books.

Reminder

  • Be aware of the expenses if you’re using art as a way to reduce stress. Materials of handicrafts can be expensive.
  • DO NOT CREATE another source of stress for yourself no matter what means you use.

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May 23, 2016

做手工卡片的原由

  • 幫助孩子手指靈活度
  • 自己有興趣
  • 用來轉移注意力

 找出壓力的來源

  • 照顧生病的家人
  • 試著理解家人生病的原由

 找出適合個人的減壓方法

  • 做喜歡做的事:手工藝,觀察材料的變化
  • 大自然療法:到海邊走走
  • 做志工:在兒童讀經班當志工老師
  • 與伴侶談談,解開癥結

 提醒事項

  • 注意額外開支,不要讓減壓變成增壓

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May 20, 2016

Here Are Some Reasons For Being A Vegetarian. Which One(s) Are Yours?

  1. Health: Consume more vegetables and fresh fruit. Stay away from diseases using animals as media.
  2. Environment: Help reduce possible pollutions coming from big scale livestock farms, such as chemical use on land and greenhouse gases emissions from animals.
  3. Religion: Stop producing causes in the chain of causation (Nidana). Made amends for past wrongdoings. Liberate oneself from the cycle of death and rebirth.
  4. Kindness

 What The Books Said

  1. Three-Character Classic: “Rice, spiked millet, pulse, wheat, glutinous millet, and common millet are the six kinds of grains humans eat. The horses, oxen, sheep, poultry, dogs, and pigs are the six kinds of animals humans keep.”
  2. The Works of Mencius: “A gentleman shows compassion towards animals. Having seen them alive, he bears not seeing them killed. Should he hear their dying cries, he cannot endure eating their flesh.”
  3. Nirvana Sutra: “Mahā Kāśyapa asked Buddha, ‘why are you afraid of eating meat?’ Buddha replied, ‘whoever eats meat is slashing at the roots of his kindness.’”
  4. Proverbs (15:17): Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

 Three Levels of Vegetarian Deeds

  1. Manners: What one does when being with other people and when alone
  • Act and dress properly according to the occasions.
  • Stay away from dangerous zones.
  1. Be aware of what comes in & out of our mouth
  • Not to eat fowls, beasts, or fish.
  • Not to consume onions of any kinds, garlics, and tobacco and products made from them.

Śūraṅgama Sūtra, “To those who are seeking Samādhi (a state of meditative consciousness), stop eating these five kinds of vegetables. Eating them cooked would enhance your sexual desire, while the raw ones would elevate your temper. Even if one could interpret 12 different sutras beautifully, the saints and sages from heaven would not get close to him because of the strong smell from those vegetables.”

  • Do not consume alcohol.

Proverbs (23:20): Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh.

  • Watch what you say: Do not say what you don’t know, gossip, swear, or flatter others too much.
  1. Keep your mind/heart cleansed
  • Be aware what you think and do when alone.
  • Don’t let the thoughts of greed, anger, desire, doubt, and proud occupy you. Stay with Dao.

 Conclusion: Advantages of Keeping A Vegetarian Diet

  1. Be healthier: The less the artificial additives, the less burdens to the organs, and better to the health.
  2. Put a stop to Nidana (the chain of causation). Eliminate the causes and comes no effect.

“Listen to me and make yourself a vegetarian. From one origin are the humans and animals. So cruel to kill and eat the flesh of your kind! How sad would it be if your places are swapped? (Guanyin Bodhisattva)

  1. Recovery of your pure self: “Men at their birth are naturally good. Their natures are much the same; their habits become widely different.” Reduce the material desires, rid of the muddle thoughts and keep your mind clear. Thus regain your true and pure soul.
  2. Let kindness become you.
May 19, 2016

吃素的理由很多種,您是哪一種?

  1. 健康立場:養身體,增靈敏,避疾病
  2. 生態環保:減少大規模畜養動物而引發的各種污染
  3. 宗教信仰:不造因果,消冤解孽,解脫輪迴
  4. 慈悲養性:培養聖人心懷,成就仙佛

各教經典這樣說

  1. 三字經:「稻粱菽,麥黍稷,此六穀,人所食。馬牛羊,雞犬豕,此六畜,人所飼。」
  2. 孟子梁惠王章句上:「見其生不忍見其死,聞其聲不忍食其肉。」
  3. 涅槃經:「迦葉白佛言:云何如來不敢食肉?佛言:善男子,夫食肉者,斷大悲種。」
  4. 箴言15:17:「吃蔬菜、彼此相愛,強如吃肥牛、彼此相恨。」

吃素也叫持齋,持齋有三,全體到位,身心潔淨

  1. 身清:行清,戒殺盜淫
  • 行為舉止合禮:儀容適分;足涉正當場所:遠離聲色;身行合道之事:勿逾規矩
  1. 口清
  • 不食三厭五葷(五辛)
    三厭:飛禽、走獸、水族類。三厭俱陰濁,食之傷人純陽之體
    五葷:蔥、蒜、韭、薤、興蕖。五葷氣味凶險,食之散五臟之元氣
    楞嚴經:「諸眾生求三摩提,當斷世間五種辛食,此五種辛,熟食發淫,生啖嗔恚。如是世界食辛之人,縱能宣說十二部經,十方天仙嫌其臭穢,咸皆遠離。」
  • 不抽煙
  • 不喝酒:五戒中酒是遮戒
    飲酒傷肝損腦;酒會亂性,易生是非意外。
    關聖帝君慈訓:酒是亂性之根源,傷智失體易招愆;面紅耳赤眼神變,好似魔鬼在人間
    箴言23:20:「好飲酒的、好吃肉的,不要與他們來往。」
  • 不出穢言:禍從口出。口造四過:綺語、惡口、兩舌、妄言
  1. 意清:心清
  • 心中所思符合中道,起心動念處用功夫;君子慎獨、鎖心猿拴意馬,不起貪瞋癡疑慢之妄念
  • 嚴守六勿(視聽言動食想),眼耳鼻舌身意,內外六根皆潔淨

從各種角度看持齋

  1. 營養保健:攝取天然食物,不加人工作料,有益健康
  2. 不造因果:劫難由眾生所造的因果所致,吃素去除欠債的因,當然沒有還債的果
  • 佛陀:「食肉得無量罪,死墮惡道,受無量苦。」
  1. 慈悲心懷:
  • 觀音菩薩:「奉勸世人早持齋,人性物性一處來,忍心殺食同胞肉,將心比心實可哀。」
  1. 復明本性:人之初,性本善
  • 心寡慾,去濁存清,恢復自性靈明

結論:身口意的持齋方式,幫助我們改善性格、命運,進而行功、立德

May 17, 2016

The Birth, Growth, & Giving back of A-Hung Vegetarian Deli

  • Established some years ago for his son A-Hung who later found a job related to his major in graduate school.
  • The deli has no advertisement budget. New customers are from recommendation of word of mouth and search of its present online.
  • The restaurant held a 3-day event in December 2015 supplying free vegetarian food to every dined in guest as a way to give back to the society and helping the needed. 

Philosophy of Running the Deli

  • Kindness: The more people consume vegetarian food means the fewer animals are butchered as a food source.
  • Food safety: The roadside deli is surrounded by vegetable farms. To ensure food safety, instead of cutting a much cheaper deal with his farmer neighbors, Mr. Chen makes his vegetable purchases at the central market where pesticide residue is tested as a requirement.
  • A consciousness business: Dishes in many vegetable restaurants include various kinds of fake meat and fake fish products. This kind of processed food is believed not as healthy as the natural kind. It’s also very hard to determine what are really used. Thus Mr. Chen prefers to use less processed ingredients and more naturally grown food that you can tell what they really are!!!
  • A happy workplace: Mr. Chen is a student of Confucianism, Dao philosophy, and Buddhist doctrine. He enjoys debating such spirituality with customers who share the same interest.
  • The secret ingredients: “Please wait for your food patiently because we prepare them with our heart.” Joyfulness, good wishes, and nutritious ingredients. 

Suggestions To Vegetarians Who Care What You Eat

  • Ask the shop keeper what an item is made from.
  • Read the prints on the packages what the ingredients are and where they are produced. In Japan, fish is considered vegetarian. While in southeastern Asia countries, onions and garlics. In many western countries, seafood, onions and garlics are.
  • After the above checking done, if you believe what is told or printed, eat the food. If you don’t trust them, take your business elsewhere. 

Suggestions To Want-To-Be Vegetarian Deli Owners

  • Stable customer source nearby: Set up your deli near a college or residential zone where walk-in customers are guaranteed.
  • Location, location, location: The Deli is located on the roadside of Highway 9 outside Hua-Lian City. It’s very convenient to vegetarians touring the beauty of eastern Taiwan coast.
  • Safe and delicious food: Do your best to provide healthy and enjoyable food to the customers. Words of satisfied customers are much more powerful and trustworthy than paid ads.
May 16, 2016

素食館源由與推廣

  • 幫兒子創業
  • 平安齋
  • 口耳相傳
  • 網路搜尋

經營素食館的理念與觀念

  • 方便素食:減少殺業
  • 食材安全:重視農藥門檻
  • 良心事業:少用仿葷素料
  • 教育事業:與用餐客人談佛說道、處事之法
  • 神秘配方:充滿法喜、用心烹煮、食料道地

素不素自己負責

  • 問店家素料來源
  • 看產品標籤
  • 相信就吃,不相信就別吃

給想開素食館朋友的建議

  • 有基本客源
  • 交通方便
  • 肚地要大
  • 食物安全好吃

補充:素食不含肉,但仍有種類與區域性的差異

  • 全素:不食奶、蛋、五葷(蔥、蒜、韭、蕎、興渠)、水產
  • Vegan:不食奶蛋,可食五葷
  • 五辛素:可食奶蛋、五葷
  • 蛋素:可食蛋類製品
  • 奶素:可食奶類製品
  • 台灣:不食魚、五葷
  • 東南亞:可食五葷
  • 日本:可食水產類
  • 西方:可食五葷;有些人也食用水產類
May 13, 2016

What To Do When Arranging Flowers

  • To accommodate a theme, trim off extra twigs and leaves.

Study the materials in hand according to the theme. It’s necessary to sacrifice some twigs and leaves in order to bring the vision live. It also allows all the nourishment to go to the remaining flowers and leaves so they can bloom to their best.

  • Be creative and put the trim off materials in good use.

Often times the trimmed off parts are enough for a smaller flower bouquet. It’s time to show how talented you are!

 

The Loss And The Gain When Living A Life

  • If not paying attention to what we eat or willing to sacrifice delicious food, we might face the danger of hypertension, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia. So as the probability of being overweight.

In Taiwan, a balanced diet with "three lows and one high" has been recommended in recent years. They are low fat, low sugar, low salt, and high in fiber. It is believed consuming a 3L1H diet in a long run can help lower the risk of contracting diseases.

  • A steady job helps to put food on the table and support the family. What if it’s boring and without a future? What if we have a dream that might possibly come true?
  • What to get? What to lose? What if we let go of certain things? What if not?

 

Sharing here is a forwarded poem (Translated from Chinese)

If fame and wealth are the sources of bitterness, why are you chasing them nonstop?

If love and affection are the sources of bitterness, do you want to own them or end them?

If you make a wrong choice, should you restart or keep on going?

When you are troubled and emotional, should you reconcile or stay puzzled?

If the variables are the sources of bitterness, with whom can you consult?

If reincarnation is the source of bitterness, why don’t you want to escape?

If you are confused and done something wrong, don’t stay that way afterward.

Puzzle out what the four afflictions (birth, aging, sickness, and death) are. Seek the Dao and be enlightened.

It’s up to you to be a hero or an ordinary person.

If you are content with a modest lifestyle and enjoy living Dao, you do not feel bitter.

Do you best to give not worrying about what to gain in return. Do what need to be done and cultivate.

Be kind and considerate. The fulfillment of your mind is worthy more than riches.

Do not allow the three poisons (of ignorance, attachment, and aversion) flooding your way home.

Transform the senses (consciousness) into wisdom. Solve the emotion confusion in life.

Living a simple and ordinary life is a kind of happiness.

May 12, 2016

 插花中的捨與得

  • 捨掉主題外的枝葉,得到重點的整體感: 插花老師一再強調,想要有好的作品,一定要捨得。依照主題研究手中的花材,找出最好的呈現方式後,適度修剪花材,不但凸出主體,養分集中供給,表現出作品最美好的一面
  • 發揮個人創意,營造額外驚喜: 為修剪下來的花材,找出它們另一個春天 

生活中的得失

  • 不捨醇酒與美食,可能得到三高(高血糖、高血脂、高血壓)與體重問題: 均衡飲食是維持健康的基石,三高者的飲食原則應為少糖、少油、少鹽、高纖維質
  • 不捨一成不變的工作,得到穩定收入,卻可能失了一展抱負的機會
  • 不捨,得到什麼?失了什麼?
  • 如果捨了,得到什麼?又失了什麼?

 生命中的取捨

  • 滿溢的器皿不納新物
  • 分享一篇在佛堂看到的訓文:

如果名利是苦,為何你不停追逐

如果情愛是苦,要擁有還是結束

如果選擇錯誤,要重來還是不顧

心起無明酸苦,應該化解還是執迷不悟

如果無常是苦,你要把苦向誰訴

如果輪迴是苦,為何你不想跳出

如果一念迷失,也不能步步錯誤

看開生老病死,誠心無為訪求大道體悟

要做英雄好漢,還是一介凡夫

全憑你自己,真修煉來下功夫

安貧樂道心中知足,就不覺得苦

心無所住,坦然安泰,自己來渡

慈悲心懷,修培靈屋,勝過財富

莫讓貪嗔癡,淹沒了回家的路

轉識為智,化解生活中哀樂喜怒

平實平淡也是一種幸福

May 10, 2016

In The Art of Arranging Flowers

  • Make the best out of what we get in hand

Arranging flowers is like living a life. The materials that are distributed to our hands can range from the top quality to the worst. What we can do is find a suitable way to make the best out of what we have got. And that is life.

  • Give up some and gain some

A bush that is too flourishing is not necessary a good thing when the nourishment is limited. With the theme in mind, identify the feature of the materials and trim off unnecessary twigs. By giving up something we’re not willing to part with, we gain a better result in return.

  • Create another bouquet using the trimmed off twigs when possible

With originality, time, and effort, we can put the trimmed off materials in good use and create something that is unique in its own way. It’s up to us, the teacher or the parents, to help the materials, aka our students or children, show what they’ve got to share with the world.

  • The bouquet mirrors the owner’s emotion

Are we in a stormy mood, a high spirit, or uncertain of something? There is no need to hind because our flower arrangements will tell.

  • It’s Dao everywhere

If we know what we’re doing, we find Dao in our daily living all the time. It’s not a surprise to anyone who has the flower arranging as a hobby to know the secret.

 

Family Education & Wisdom Words

  • Basic manners

Ms. Lin asked not much of her children except that they have good manners and show respect to others. To her, these are the basic of family education and much more important than outstanding grades and good looks.

  • Wisdom words shared in the children’s reading club

In the Chinese classic reading club, children memorize the words other than understanding the meaning if they start at a young age. The power of the wisdom words, however, accompanies the children all the way to their adulthood. By then, they’ve comprehended some the meanings and applied them daily.

 

Life of A Stay-At-Home Mom: Experience and Suggestions from Ms. Lin

  • Devoting to the children and the husband, and sometimes forgetting about herself
  • It’s better to develop a couple of healthy hobbies

Mindfulness, religion, spiritual fulfillment

May 9, 2016

從花中看人生

  • 因材施教
  • 有捨才有得
  • 熟能生巧
  • 生活中到處都有道

 家庭教育、經典教育

  • 基本禮貌
  • 品格要求
  • 兒童讀經:聖言量

 在家媽媽的生活

  • 為孩子、為先生,有時沒有自我
  • 建議發展個人興趣
  • 心靈滋潤、宗教信仰

 

May 6, 2016
  1. Self-Care Suggestions in Spring from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Perspective
  • Get up early. Wear comfortable clothing, let your hair down, and relax your whole body. Stroll in a spacy and green place such as in the yard or in a park. Avoid doing exercise that is fierce.
  • It’s better to go to bed before 11 PM. According to TCM  theory, from 11 PM to 1 AM, the chi in the body circulates to the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang (GB, 足少陽膽經), and 1 AM to 3 AM Liver Meridian of Foot-Jueyin (LR, 足厥陰肝經). So from 11pm to 3am, the gallbladder chi (qi) and liver chi are most It’s best for you to rest and let your liver and gallbladder work their magic to rid of the toxin and waste in your body.
  1. Three Level of the Nourishing Your Life: from the Perspective of Dao
  • The Best: Nourish your mind (heart)
  • The Midian: Nourish your chi (qi)
  • The Basic: Nourish your body
  1. Nourish Your Whole Person
  • Nourish your virtues first: the best nourishment by preventing illnesses to occur. Nip possible illnesses in the bud.
  • Next is to nourish your heart: by being righteous to oneself, and kind and generous to others
  • Now is you’re nourishing yourself
  1. Example:  A 106 years old TCM doctor from ChungChing China1
  • His tricks to nourish himself: nourish De before nourishing the mind
  • Daily life: a combination of active and passive activities, but focusing on the passive ones
  • Diet: a combination of non-vege and vegetarian food, but mainly the vegetarian food
  • Moto: Guard your mind and emotion well, and it’s more likely illnesses stay away from you.
  • (The Operation of Dao in) Nourishing De (Virtues), Laozi (Lao-Tzu) Dao-De-Jing, Chapter 51 All things are produced by the Dao, and nourished by its outflowing operation. They receive their forms according to the nature of each, and are completed according to the circumstances of their condition. Therefore all things without exception honor the Dao, and exalt its outflowing operation. This honoring of the Dao and exalting of its operation is not the result of any ordination, but always a spontaneous tribute. Thus it is that the Dao produces (all things), nourishes them, brings them to their full growth, nurses them, completes them, matures them, maintains them, and overspreads them. It produces them and makes no claim to the possession of them; it carries them through their processes and does not vaunt its ability in doing so; it brings them to maturity and exercises no control over them; - this is called its mysterious operation.2
1 養生秘訣:養德         http://wp.chjh.tp.edu.tw/blog/apest/?page_id=316
2 Dao-De-Jing (Tao Te Ching)      http://ctext.org/dao-de-jing
May 5, 2016

養身?養生?

  • 養身:古代醫書沒有這個詞,顧名思義,滋養人的「肉體」。
  • 養生:可以泛指「生理」與「心理」,涵蓋「有形」的四肢跟臟器,還有「無形」的心。
  • 中醫角度:「春養生、夏養長、秋養收、冬養藏」。春天萬物「生發」,應該要「發陳」,把冬季積存在體內的廢物排放出去。

中醫春天養生理念

  • 春季應「夜臥早起,廣步于庭,被髮緩形,以使志生。」
  • 要早起,穿寬鬆的衣物,頭髮放下不要綁,不宜做太劇烈的運動,在空氣新鮮的綠地散步,感受體內的律動、蓬勃的生機,從生活起居中找回健康。
  • 11點至1點經絡走到膽經,1點至3點到肝經,肝膽之氣最旺,所以最好在11點前就上床睡覺,好好休息,讓肝膽發揮功能,清除累集的毒素。

全人養生

  • 養生境界:上養心,中養氣,下養身
  • 養生法寶:善心、福心、愛心

養生先養心、養心先養德

  • 大醫治病,安神定志,無欲無求,發大慈惻隱之心,普救含靈之苦。
  • 中國最老中醫106歲 養生秘訣
    養心先養德2 重慶市名老中醫熊廖笙,動靜結合、以靜為主;心身健康,養心為主;葷素搭配,以素為主。「動以養生,靜以養心」、「養生先養心、養心先養德」、「精神內守,病安從來」,意為品德高尚、充滿善心和愛心的人,疾病是不會上身的。
  • 「養德」是最好的「養生」方式,它是在未生病之前,杜絕生病的來源。
  • 老子道德經養德章第51
    道生之,德畜之,物形之,勢成之。是以萬物莫不尊道而貴德。道之尊,德之貴,夫莫之命而常自然。故道生之,德畜之,長之育之,成之孰之,養之覆之。生而不有,為而不恃,長而不宰,是謂玄德。
May 3, 2016

1. A recent case

⦁ A patient suffered from painin his left leg, left shoulder, and right wrist, in addition tosore eyes and running stomach. One after another.
⦁ The same patient had a past history of anxiety disorder, andcontinuously catching a cold in spring.

2. Spring in Chinese Medicine Perspective is pertaining tofive-element theory

⦁ Wood in Element
⦁ Liver in Organ
⦁ Eyes in Sensory Organ
⦁ Anger in Emotion
⦁ Sinew (tendons) in Tissue

3. Self-Care Principles in Spring from Chinese Medicineperspective

⦁ Protect your head fromwind.
⦁ Get up early.
⦁ Do more stretch exercise.
⦁ Be calm and manage your anger.
⦁ Harmonize the tendons.
⦁ Nourish the eyes.

4. Self-Care Tips in Spring

⦁ Massage acupuncture points onTai-Chong (LV3), Yang-Ling-Quan (GB34)
⦁ Slap the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang.
⦁ Drink chrysanthemum tea or use it to steam your eyes.

5. Diet in Spring: Principle

⦁ For people with excessiveliver chi (qi) (from Chinese Medicine perspective) which causingdigesting and tendon problems

i. Consume less sour food (e.g.citrus, vinegar)
ii. Consume more white color fruit and vegetables (e.g. pears,lotus seeds): good for the lungs, which overcomes the liver (metalovercomes wood)

⦁ For people who have liverblood deficiency (from Chinese Medicine perspective)

i. Consume red food thatcontain more iron (e.g. spinach, red dates, tomatoes, sesames)

May 2, 2016
  1. 從一個最近的病例談春季好發的病
    左大腿痛 -》 左肩痛 -》 右腕痛-》 眼睛乾痛 -》拉肚子   (過去: 焦慮症,春天不斷感冒)
  2. 春季的特點及中醫觀點
    五行屬木:、火、土、金、水
    五臟屬肝:、心、脾、肺、腎
    五官屬目:、舌、口、鼻、耳
    形體屬筋:、脈、肉、皮、骨
    五志屬怒:、喜、思、悲、恐
  3. 春季養生原則
    “扶助陽氣,抵抗風邪” (春宜避風,春宜護頭)
    春宜早起
    春宜運動 (伸展)
    春宜抑怒
    春宜養目
    春宜和筋
  4. 春季的保健
    茶飲 /薰蒸菊花茶 (用法)
    按摩穴位:太沖、陽陵泉
    拍膽經
  5. 春季的飲食
    原則:少酸
  6. 肝血虛 (虛証)*g. 貧血
    肝藏血” 食物 (紅棗,菠菜,番茄,芝麻,豬肝)
  7. 肝火旺 (實証)g.肝炎
    食“入肺經”的食物*:克肝(金克木)E.g.白色食物 (蓮藕,馬蹄,大白菜
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