by Spafford C. Ackerly
As taught by Master Mantak Chia, Universal Healing Tao Center and Tao Garden Thailand
In the Taoist tradition, positive and negative emotions are associated with the internal organs. One of the keys to good health is to become aware of the emotional energies that reside in the organs, and to transform the negative emotional energies into positive virtues.
Taoists believe that we are all born with the virtues of love, gentleness, kindness, respect, honesty, fairness, justice, and righteousness.
Figure 1. The positive virtues.
Unfortunately, as we mature and encounter more stress in our daily lives, negative emotions such as fear, anger, cruelty, impatience, worry, sadness, and grief often predominate.
The negative emotions have deleterious effects on the internal organs and glands, draining our life-force and undermining our health.
Figure 2. The negative emotions are the body’s garbage.
In the Tao “emotional intelligence” is a process of…
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