Re: The Restoration of Peace
I have considered and disagree. They happen simultaniously and thus cause balance. They are mutally active and dependent for stability and calmness.
Breathing physically and all the various breathing techniques lead you to this understanding.
This all happens from a calm center.
Thus a calm mind and this is why the eastern spiritual philosophy locates mind in the abdomen, not the head.
Thus there is infinite expansion and infinite contraction working together. Toheis 'technical' description of one point refers to this infinite contraction.
To take in and give out at the same time is the key to the greater understanding of this and the true function of center.
Being true calmness it is thus non-resistance and cannot therefore be in a continuous state of flux but only a continuous state of stillness.