Suwen, Chapter 2

Siqi Tiaoshen Lun  'Great Treatise on the Four Seasons and the Regulation of Shen (神)'

"The three months of summer are called 'flourish and bloom' (夏三月此謂蕃秀).Between heaven and earth, within the (space) of the qijiao, the ten thousand things exhibit their fullness and glory (夏三月此謂蕃秀天地氣交萬物華實). Retire as the night falls and arise in the early morning (夜臥早起). Do not meet the day with a sour disposition, allow your will to be without anger (無厭於日使志無怒). Cultivate excellence and bring forth what is magnificent and beautiful (使華英成秀). Allow your qi to open and display your love to the world (使氣得泄若所愛在外). In this way align yourself and be sustained by the qi summer (此夏氣之應養長之道也). Acting contrary to this brings harm the heart."


With a still mind, and an open heart, we allow ourselves to flourish, in the time of blossoming: Summer time. The time for Heart Qi , the SHEN, to flourish . Allow the fullness to fill you, and relax in its joyfulness.