The word “Spirit” is translated from the word, ? “Shen” and in Chinese Medicine it is a fundamental part of being human and unique to human life. It is thought that whilst humans and animals have instinctive drives such, reactivities and “emotions”, humans are the only ones who have Spirit. Spirit recognises and pursues ultimate
Unfortunately, the Chinese sage is not I, but is the famous Yellow Emperor (Huang Di), an emperor who reigned in the middle of the third millenium BCE and wrote one of the most important classics of Taoism, the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine (Huang Di Nei Jing), which gives a holistic picture of human life.
“The sages lived peacefully under heaven on earth, following the rhythms of the planet and the universe. They adapted to society without being swayed by cultural trends. They were free from emotional extremes and lived a balanced, contented existence. Their outward appearance, behaviour, and thinking did not reflect the conflicting norms of society. The sages