My body and I

I visit my Chinese doctor for acupuncture every week. I know some people visit a hairdresser or nail salon every week. In my case, it is acupuncture!

The other day I asked the doctor to mark up the points that would be good for me. I feel, yin energy is often dominant in my body, and I would like my yin and yang balanced.

Here is the diagram:

Meridians

Since then, I have been massaging and pressing those points every day, plus moxa once a week. The points on my stomach used to be hard and felt quite tender. A few weeks later, they don’t feel tender any more – they feel softer now.

I’m not overly serious about ‘improving’ something, as I believe our body is always in the perfect condition. ‘Perfect condition’ (again, I believe) includes some imbalance from time to time too. Body is always providing the best for us at each moment.

It is fascinating to see how my body reacts when I do something to it. Body is definitely one of the most miraculous creations we have in life.

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Can our brain perceive time?

“The perception of time is not associated with a specific sensory system*”  – This is what I learned today. This means, unlike other things such as vision, touching sense, sound, smell etc, a particular part of the brain (cortex) dedicated to perceive time has not been found yet. I didn’t know that!

Then, how does our brain perceive time? There are researches about it, and it seems the brain uses some sort of system(s) that works like a network function to perceive time.

This brain function itself is interesting. But what I thought was… why is it so?

…Isn’t it because, there is no such a thing, ‘time’, in the first place?

Many spiritual teaches say, there is only ‘here’ and ‘now’. There is no ‘past’ or ‘future’. Always ‘now’. If there was no other ‘time’ than now, of course, our brain would not need to perceive it. Or, if time does not exist, surely it cannot perceive time. Time is an illusion…

This is my daydreaming of the day.

*From Wikipedia. “Time Perception”.