What artists are taught about light, and how that might be backwards.
This topic is vast, deep, and can be the study of a lifetime. But, as the saying goes, a crazy long journey starts with a single lurch [sic.]
In general, we're attracted to each other and share a certain sameness. In the end, we usually agree that we'd rather be under the people umbrella together than under the wild hyena umbrella or the umbrella of reproduction by budding. Things like that.
Because humans are conscious, we have a more complex expression of qi than, say, marigolds, and this is not always to our advantage.
Not usually, and not really. (But there's more to it than that.)
acupuncture treats people, not diseases. That means that no matter who you are or what you’re suffering from, Acupuncture is an option for you – not just an alternative or a last-ditch attempt, but an actual, serious, thoughtful medicine.
Acupuncture is often presumed to be simply a pain management technique because it is commonly used that way, and that use is getting some credible reports in scientific journals. But pain relief is only a small part of what acupuncture can do.
Belief is not required in order for the needles to do their work. You don’t have to know what qi is, or that your gallbladder has acupuncture points on your foot. Many people who have experienced great relief initially came to us feeling either very skeptical or completely unsure of the process.
Though Juliet is right that a rose "would smell as sweet" if we called it a carbuncle, there is something meaningful about how we use language to name a thing. Language is powerful and reinforcing. We use it casually, and yet it still informs our experience.
Knowing that parenthood changes people and experiencing that transformation is like the difference between looking at a picture of a stargazer lily and smelling one. Big, in other words. And visceral.