Sunday, June 11, 2006
taste and see
If you've only ever known one thing, how can you be sure that everything else is not for you? Until the age of 22 I was certain that I hated sushi, but now I see that it's fantastic, one of the more delicious sensations in life. Not only that, but perfectly complimentary to my current diet of frozen microwaveable psuedo food.
I've been quite fascinated throughout the last year or so with eastern thought and wellness practices. In particular, things like Tai Chi, Reiki, and Chakras, essentially anything having to do with the concept of life energy or Chi. I'm not sure why this is of particular interest to me. Possibly because it seems to be so much more effective for its practitioners than our western ideas about treating symptoms with chemicals.
Since a fair portion of Jesus' ministry had to do with physical wellness, I'm curious as to how much of eastern health philosophy would really be compatible. As a fundamental christian I was taught that "all that stuff" was a really good way to get demon possessed, but the order of the day has been experimentation.
So, that's where I'm at.