Healing, One Mind and ForgivenessHealing, One Mind and Forgiveness

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

Healing, from the Taoist perspective, is all about "chi," the one life force which flows through everyone and everything. And this chi, Oriental medical doctors have come to realize, is owned and controlled by the mind. Because chi flows from "the source of life," people must not limit themselves in their concept of what healing is. Healing is not simply the process of curing someone who is sick.

Healing is not something that can be abstractly understood as a theory, either. According to ancient principles of Oriental medicine, which are based on Taoism, healing is something that can only be understood when you have received healing yourself and have "healed" many others.

To do this, you need to be aware that the flow of chi depends on and changes according to one's consciousness, one's thoughts and one's mind. So in the initial stage of healing, what is important is the relationship between the mind and chi. Hence, you need to ask yourself: "How can I straighten my 'self' out?" and "How do I use my mind correctly and justly?”

In healing, what is important is to purify your chi. And, it is through this process, which naturally includes purifying the mind, that you attain "one mind", a connection with the source of life. In order to enter the "healing state of mind", you must close your eyes and meditate on what state of mind you "feel" you need to be in to heal. Just by going into your meditation with this intention, the proper state of one mind will arise.

But the usefulness of one mind does not just stop there. Even in daily affairs, if you are to be successful in all things and live life joyfully, you can depend on one mind. There is fundamentally one reason why you need to have one in all approaches to the world. It is because this one mind is the mind of life, the mind of success, the mind of the future. One mind may seem an extremely esoteric concept. But it is really nothing more than emptying the mind. This principle is the most important in trying to understand the innate nature of mind. And it is one thing you should never forget.

From ancient times all the enlightened ones - from Shakyamuni Buddha to Jesus, Mohammed and all the others - had emphasized one thing that is very important, that the mind must be empty for knowledge to enter. The innate nature of mind is indeed empty. So, in order to feel the inherent form of mind, we need to be empty ourselves. People often say that you must "erase" or "get rid of” impurities in the mind. But, like it is said in Zen Buddhism, it is better to just let go of all thoughts.

What does "letting go" mean? Obviously the mind is not something that you can grab on to. But that does not mean that it cannot be let go of. To understand this, you need to sit down in quiet meditation and see the rising and falling of thoughts in the mind. Once you recognize this, then you can begin to let go, which is no easy feat. There is, however, something you can do to "let go" in your everyday life - and that, simply, is to forgive. When you truly forgive someone, with a great wide open mind, that is when you really let go.

By Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine.

Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine is one of the largest integrative medical facility with 10 medical practitioners and it is a branch medical office of Jaseng Hospital of Oriental Medicine, which is the largest oriental medical hospital specializing in non surgical treatment of spine and joint condition. Please visit our website for more info at www.jasengusa.com or www.jaseng.net

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