Re: Ki and "Connective Tissue"
Jumpin' Jiminy, here!
The Modern Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, Second Revised Edition, 1974
SHIN heart, mind, spirit; motive, sense (of duty); padding; wick; core; marrow; vitality.
Kokoro mind, spirit; mentality; idea, thought; heart, feeling; wholeheartedness, sincerity, sympathy; attention; interest, care; will; intention; taste, mood; true meaning (of a poem); thought.
心臓 Shinzo Heart (organ)
心身 Shinshin Mind and Body
心肝 Shinkan/ Kokorogimo Heart