It doesn’t have to be this way. Although personal, societal and global pressures are high, there are still wonderful natural tools and teachings from the past that can help us individually and as a collective to function healthily among the madness. How can a 3000-year-old ancient Asian philosophy of thought and perception concerning life’s changes and challenges positively impact and improve how we relate to anxiety today?
In this Olio we are going to explore the power of the ancient Chinese Taoist concepts of Yin, Yang, and the Five Elements as they relate to reducing stress. Speculated to have arisen in Nigeria, Africa with the Yoruba people as “Ifa Divination” around 20,000 BC and migrating over time to China, the binary concepts of Yin and Yang form a foundation to understanding all types of relationships and interactions in the world. The philosophy of the Five Elements came along many years later and added nuance and depth to the understanding of the changes and interactions of life and how to successfully manage them in healthy, supportive non-destructive ways. We are going to learn how to loosen up our western conditioned minds to accept a more fluid, dynamic and hopeful approach to navigating the waters of stress in our lives. You will come away with new ideas that can potentially revolutionize your life in unimagined ways and last you a lifetime!
Think Olio is not about learning a new skill or adding credentials to your resume. It is about getting together with other people and expanding our worldview. It exists as a conduit for fruitful discussions, a dissent from the regurgitation of facts, and an embrace of new perspectives.