Spring Cheng

Attention as a Resource

When people apply the five-element lens to examine a situation, they often experience some strong feelings that surprise them. These feelings usually point to a dilemma, a conflict or a wound beyond their current capacity to resolve or heal. For example, people may become aware of a part of themselves that has been expelled from …

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Weaving the Tao of I and We – Part 2

[Read the previous part here] We-Culture As a We-Culture, the Chinese “I” starts with a very different foundation. The kind of house construction and family relationship in my childhood set the foundational experience that I was a part of a whole. Unlike the American “I” that lives inside a boundary, this “I” was a nodal …

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Weaving the Tao of I and We – Part 1

Introduction: A Mysterious Barrier Arises in a Global Community Bellevue, a city of the Seattle metropolitan area, has become a holographic mirror of our interdependent world. It is one of the most culturally diverse places in the country. Half of its population are people of color or Hispanic whites. A third of its population originates …

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Scripture of Change, Scripture of “I”

A Time of Change We are living in a tremendously volatile and uncertain time. Every day, the gigantic forces of change are shearing millennium-old beliefs, paradigms and perceptions of reality into broken bits and pieces. The debris composts itself through the pain and grief of human hearts, giving life to new ideas and paradigms that …

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