Body-language and nonverbal communication

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What a shame

Four elderly petitioners from Henan took it all off and protested in front of the US Embassy in Beijing over the rights of their activist sons and daughters.

The nude petitioners were seen in front of the embassy around 10:00 a.m. with phrases such as “Corrupt officials in Henan are livestocks!“ written on their bodies. The demonstrators included 65-year-old Xing Jiaying, 66-year-old He Zeying, 73-year-old Tian Guirong and 68-year-old Zhang Fengmei, who were also holding placards reading simply “yuan” (grievance).

According to the protestors, their sons and daughters were human rights activists suffering from torture and mistreatment while under illegal detention. Their children voiced grievances in the form of letters or calls to the government, resulting in 18 years of illicit detention, one of the parents said.

What a shame for those old women to offer their naked bodies as last sign of desperation and powerlessness.

What sign of respect for life.

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Smog hurts the body too

Chinese Smog, just like any other Smog in the world, is so bad, it’s like a ‘nuclear winter’ that’s even stopping plants’ photosynthesis. Scientists argue. They also state the following aspects:

  • Pollution has grounded aircraft, closed roads and hit tourism inChina
  •  The food supply could be affected as the smog blocks sunlight
  • China Agricultural University showed that seedlings are struggling to grow
  • The smog is having the same effect as that predicted from nuclear war
  • YetChina’s naval chief claimed it has a plus side – defence from US laser
  • Rear Admiral Zhang Zhaozhong said weapons’ range cut from 10km to 1km

So smog touches the Body in an implicite way one could say. It touches the Body, interferes without letting you really know what happens and what will happen in the future.

Smog hurts without you letting feel how much it hurts.
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Who has fun?

“Man consists of two parts – his brain and his body. But the body only has fun”

Woody Allen

„Der Mensch besteht aus zwei Teilen – seinem Gehirn und seinem Körper. Aber der Körper hat mehr Spaß.“
Woody Allen

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It`s ….because I love my body

everybody is his or her body. Everybody is himself or herself.

It doesn`t matter who you are.

It does not matter how you are. It does not matter how others think about you.

It does not matter how they will judge.

Unless you still love your body.

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Crying helps, really

Aside from removing toxic substances from our body, crying can also have the psychological benefit of lifting our mood and helping us to deal with painful situations.
Crying is thought to help reduce stress, which can have a damaging effect on our health and has been linked to a number of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes and obesity.
According to the Minnesota study, crying can help to wash chemicals linked to stress out of our body, one of the reasons we feel much better after a good cry.

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It`s womens`day today

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A dream is a dream, is not a dream……

Once upon a time………………

There was this morning when I got up still being fascinated by a dream and still caught by the deep feeling without knowing what was going on in me and what had happened during the night.

You must know I don’t dream so often or better to say I don’t remember what I dream. I know dreams are part of night life. Dreams of course are some space of mysterious experience while we sleep. Dreams are so to say the dynamics of the inner-body which …………….

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On Chinese Body Thinking

when you are hungry you eat. when you are tired you sleep. ….what

does you astonish about this perspective? 😉

This book uses Western philosophical tradition to make a case for a form of thinking properly associated with ancient China. The book’s thesis is that Chinese thinking is concrete rather than formal and abstract, and this is gathered in a variety of ways under the symbol “body thinking”. The root of the metaphor is that the human body has a kind of intelligence in its most basic functions. When hungry the body gets food and eats, when tired it sleeps, when amused it laughs. In free people these things happen instinctively but not automatically.
The metaphor of body thinking is extended far …
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Behaviour patterns and Confucianism

Confucianism does encourage certain types of behavior while discouraging other types of behavior in the pursuit of harmony. All has to do with family life  and hierarchy in families. And of course the corresponding tradition.

Chinese society seems to be highly paternalistic. which obviously can be seen by looking at typical family behaviour patterns und of course patterns of body expression. And the herewith connected way of body contact, gender relationship and seuality……………..

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Bound to familism

We all, in the West and the East, live in families. We are brouhgt up by parents. This family life gives us the chance to develop ourseves as human being: To find our identity, to be regarded as a specific personality and to become part of social life.

And yet there are big differences. Differences which …………………….

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