Getting old sucks. Physically at least. The jing-essence runs short, healing slows, and everything aches. This is, however, normal. We now know that aside from the marrow and hormones weakening, we have free radical damage, telomere degradation, bad epigenes turned on, and of course “pre-existing conditions.” Of course, this just relates back to sitting too much, eating poorly, repeated traumas, and abuses of the body. Life is hard, and we all know how it is going to end. BUT, what cna be done about the last part, about the jing-essence? What is Jing?
It is actually a subtle vibration, much slower though, of Qi. Whereas shen-spirit is the upper end, jing is the lower end. It calibrates to “life force” or “quintessence” in the old days, meaning that which makes you actually live. Qi-energy/breath is the vitality or quality of life, but it takes jing to actually live. It takes all three, but that’s not the point.
The point is you want to store up jing and not waste it, considering the fact that all women will experience menopause, most men will get andropause, and a few men will get what I call “manopause”. Sadly, more women get andropause than men get manopause, but that’s not the point, either. The point is that the future is coming, and you can prepare now. You can start with diet, herbs, and lifestyle choices. Come in and get an herbal or life/energy consultation. Secondly, you can of course supplement, but choose wisely and with care for both your budget and your kidney Qi will depend on it. Finally you can make pro-active choices about activities which – for you – either add to or drain your kidney Qi, yin (jing), or your spirit. It’s really up to you, and only you, though we’d love to make recommendations.
The thing is, we’re all spending our jing one way or another, jsut the same as our spirit and mind. We use the body up. So think twice before “burning the candle at both ends.” Take it from that kinda guy, you only get the jing easy once. The rest of the time it comes the hard way!
See you soon,