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Changes are an essential part of life. Changes are natural. Changes are healthy.

Change can be difficult, but if we do not allow ourselves to change, form, shape and transform into new beings in a cyclic way, this is where the problems can set in.


If we stay stuck in one place, while changes are taking place around us, we become stagnant. In Chinese Medicine, stagnation is a huge part of most pathologies.

In the foundation symbol of the medicine, the yin/yang sign, we can see this dynamic. The yin side, for example, is the darkness of the night. The yang side, is the lightness of the day. The lines between them are fluid, not rigid. We say they are constantly in motion, constantly transforming into the other. Even the small white dot within the black part, we can see how even when it is the darkest part, there is still the smallest grain of white, pushing its way through, soon to take over. And vice versa. Nothing in this universe is ever completely still. Everything is constantly changing, cyclically. And so should we.

To be stagnant is to be ill. The state of nature would become ill if it would stop changing.

So break out of your cocoon, shed your old layers and embrace the change. The new you. Create yourself.

Change is hard, and sometimes we need help with this. And that’s ok.


From the wisdom of the late David Bowie: 

(Turn and face the strange)
Don’t want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strange)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time”


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