December 26, 2016
All things are impermanent. It is the nature of life. Nothing lasts forever (not even diamonds). Yet we generally have a hard time when things have reached the end of their lives.
Our minds are linear; they’re stuck with a Newtonian physics model (what is at rest stays at rest, what moves will continue to move in the same way forever unless something acts on it … while an acupuncturist and meditation teacher I also have a science geek side). Our minds expect things to stay as they are, and “has trouble letting go” (to borrow a line from The Matrix).
The Metal element of Chinese medicine is about letting in and letting go, and the two organs associated with the Metal element are the Lungs and Large Intestine. Both organs exemplify this theme.