Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Professor’s Coffee …

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A clever tale to think about …

A group of friends, who were all highly established in their careers, got
together to visit their wise old professor. The conversation soon turned
into complaints about stress in their work and social lives.


Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to his kitchen and returned with a
large pot of it and an assortment of cups. There were porcelain, plastic, glass, some plain-looking and even some expensive and exquisite ones.

He suggested they help themselves to some of the hot coffee.

When all his ex-students had a cup of coffee in their hand, the professor said:

“If you noticed, all the nice-looking, expensive cups were taken up, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that too is the source of your problems and stress. What all of you really wanted was the coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the better cups and were eyeing each other’s cups.”

“Now, if Life is the coffee; then the jobs, money and position in society are
the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, but the quality of Life doesn’t change. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to taste and enjoy the coffee in it.”



Author ~ Unknown

(I was unable to establish who the original writer of this little piece is; if
you know then please send me an email, as I would like to give them
full credit for their fine work.)



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How Internal Heat Is The Cause Of Many Ailments (Part 3 of 3) …

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You can find the first part of this series here –

So far we have talked about how internal heat can damage your body and the types of symptoms to look for to show that your body is overheating. In this last part of the series, I will tell you some of the things you can do to reduce the levels of heat, and to bring your body and mind back into a more harmonious and healthy state.

Firstly let’s look at three of the most common ways which lead to the body overheating and causing problems on the inside; in areas like the brain, organs and tissues …
1) Diet – Heat can come about through the consumption of two different flavors of food. They are spicy and sweet foods. Continue reading

A Few Wise Quotes …

Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience,
Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without
humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles” –
Mahatma Gandhi

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How Internal Heat Is The Cause Of Many Ailments (Part 2 of 3) …

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In this update you will find a list of common symptoms and ailments that are
usually evolved from an overall pattern of excessive heat inside the organs and
cells of the body.


When you are dealing with a body that has become out of balance, then do remember that it is unlikely you would get all of these symptoms. You may just have a few of them.

Many of these symptoms may also come from causes other than excessive internal heat. So to establish if they are likely to have been caused by heat, look for multiple signs of your system generally overheating.

With the big patterns, all you are trying to do is establish where your body type is generally. Such as, is it an overheated system or is it too cold? Is it too dry or is it too damp? And so forth.

Also please note that due to the limitations of a blog, this is just a short description of likely heat related symptoms. If you require a more in depth list and fuller explanation of hese symptoms then you can find them in my book or by consulting a practitioner of Eastern Medicine.

So here they are, heat symptoms … Continue reading