We are a combination of each of our parents. How can we get a balance between the parts of our parents that are in us?
Only one part of us comes from our parents. We also have other things in us. What we get from our parents are external things like our genetic make up. Our character is internal. Our parents have different backgrounds but similar habits. Most sons take after their mother, and most daughters take after their fathers. Our natural parents tend to use the negative side more in dealing with us. Adoptive parents and step-parents use the positive side more.
In interacting with your parent, do what you can for your parents. They are accustomed to speaking to us using only their emotions. Don¡¦t try to change them. So don¡¦t try to reason with them. Just make them feel that they have been touched.
Chi Kung Culture Society of TAIPEI