Sometimes I do a walk at night around the lake by my house. Now it’s tiny, nothing like a lake by Canadian standards, but it’s peaceful and just the right size to make a nice walk. There are always lots of people fishing too so I’m guessing it must be fairly alive with life. I walk around it to relax at the end of the day and it got me thinking about fishing, which I don’t have much interest in. Do you think that one of the big reasons that fishing is so appealing for some is how relaxing it is? It is that it forces you to just sit there? It could be kind of meditative. Or is it something to do with being on the water? Maybe both? I had a great tete-a-tete with Jenny Walker of Cornerstone Therapies the other week. She’s an Advanced Clinical & Restorative Massage therapist in Godalming town centre. She was saying that one of the reasons she lives close to the river Wey is because water is one of her balancing elements. I did a little digging into this concept of the 5 Personality Types to learn more about this area ofTraditional Chinese Medicine. The five element cycle is related to the cycle of the seasons throughout the year: from Spring (wood element), to Summer (fire element), to Autumn (metal element), and on to Winter (water element). Each element corresponds to a climate, taste, emotion, internal organ and part of the body as well. Your body structure, tendencies, temperaments, emotions, behaviour, moods and illnesses can be related to the five elements. Usually one or two elements are most dominant in a person and this is helpful to know to understand what you might need to balance out those aspects of your personality they tend to dominate. I thought I would be the earth element but actually I am ‘metal’. I’m not sure what this means exactly but I’m going with it as it puts me in the same element category as Oprah, Madonna and Michael Jackson! How about you?
You can check out element personality too.