A brief message from Zhang Shi (1133-1180)
Sometimes we can all use a word or two of encouragement. Sometimes we just need a little nudge, but other times the stakes feel a lot higher, and we can lose sight of hope. My hope is that this poem provides you with its intended encouragement, and I do mean that in the literal meaning of the word: en-courage, to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope!
"The light is back, the year is past, ice and frost are rare,
Plants and trees all know spring is in the world
We see the force of life spread before our eyes
The east wind blowing, water ripples green"
EJ Fry, L.Ac.