By Dr. ZHANG Ying, Jan. 10th. 2017
ZPA Mind Body Intervention Program is designed according to the principle of nature in its harmonious balance, especially from the characters of water. Taking water as reference, it is impressed that nothing is soft or weak forever, same as nothing can be strong forever. Water, taking advantages of its strongest softness, is able to absorb and conquer all the hardness and strongest. If taking the dummy of time beings, water is also the purest, strongest, and finest creature in this universe. Its nature is used as one of our program's theoretical foundations.
Speaking of Water's nature, nothing is said to be able to against water. Water and its nature & characters are incorporated into our program, in terms of being soft and being relaxed as the foundation and being connected between body and mind as the mechanism to
(1) refresh your body and mind in your inner world , and if necessary
(2) to protect from those seemingly-stronger matters from the outer world.
Learning from Water can rise our wisdom to manage self, manage relationship with others, and even manage a country, an organization, or /and a family. The art of it is to use the weakness and softness internalize hardness or the strongest, by linking and leveraging with others, and by working on an oneness with yin-yang discrimination. It is well-presented in one of our program sessions and functions also as changing a misfortune to a fortune. With water flows, you can feel your body and mind flows with the nature of you, and Yin-Yang alternates and integrates. It is in each of our posture and each step in it determined medication motion.
Being water, in a daily training, also means learning to detach and set up a self-mental system, emphasizes being mentally calm and physically relax, but being strong in will power and being consecutively self-featured slow, long, soft, and deep in each of breathing.
The mediation is always, and in you all the time, flowing within body and mind; being connected but seemingly never closely attached. This concept of detachment in connection of mediating motion is the magic. And it is able to bring a true oneness to yourself, completely and literally a naked yourself. Over years, this motion of mediation comes to one's mental peace, and guild a self-consciously positive mechanism. Drawing from the merit of Daoism (or spelled as Taoism) and Yin-Yang alternation and integration, there are a number of advices for daily mindfulness, as being water and as being self.
1. Detach the false ego from the true self.
2. Detach the mind from memories and hopes.
3. Learn to approach to desirelessness, the state of the perfection.
4. Believe in and practice egolessness to the state of contemplation
5. Believe in love and surrender yourself to yourself and kill the shadow. (Accept what you think of your imperfections in you if judged by others and be honest to it, to bravely retrain it to be the better nurturing with your positive mind.)
Mental peace is just there...
Water-description can be seen in Daoism--chapter 78
"Nothing is as soft and weak as water, but none beats water in winning against the hard and strong, for water is irreplaceable.
The weak defeats the strong and the soft defeats the hard;
Everyone knows it yet no one acts by the fact.
Speaking of managing a country, Daoism Stresses that:
"Who can bear humiliation for the people can own the state;
Who can endure misfortune for the state can be king."