Eastern/Western Language/Culture

I’ve promised to get into the “stuff” behind Chinese Face reading, and I will. This is a second post in a series dedicated to this topic.

Today I’m not going to discuss faces or face reading.

I’m going to talk about language.

There’s a reason why a western audience is more skeptical about acupuncture or Buddhism or Reiki or meditation. And it’s a very simple answer.

A language is simply a way of structuring reality, taking the formless unspoken and making it formed and spoken.

Everywhere in the world has a different approach.

In Western languages we prefer our sentences as subject object verb. Subject object and verb.

It’s a very direct approach isn’t?

Our medical treatments are in turn direct. If we have a cold the doctor will treat it with a cold medicine. Chemotherapy in the form of gamma rays will be directed at the tumor.

For the most part, and I can only speak of English culture, because of this direct sentence structure much stress and importance is placed on the tangible and external world. You may have heard at some point “it’s all in your head” as way to disregard your emotions.

Another side effect of this sentence structure is that it encourages us to think in opposites, duality.

When you read the above paragraph you might have been expecting that somewhere in this article I will write “Eastern culture values the intangible and internal” since I wrote the opposite for Western culture.

I make no claims to know Chinese or any other Eastern languages, but I know some characters of ancient Chinese.

One thing I find striking is this: they communicate in characters. Pictures.

In ancient Chinese the character for “sun” was a circle with a dot in the middle. Mountain was three small triangles growing out of a line.

To indicate a forest you’d draw the character for tree three times.

To indicate a prisoner you’d draw the character for man and then draw a box around it.

A picture speaks a thousand words, right?

If a language speaks in pictures, is it any wonder that the culture and it’s thinking will produce something entirely different?

There won’t be a person alive who doesn’t know that sometimes, the direct approach misses out.

Another thought which is not in Western culture is that everything is interconnected and interdependent.

We know that the Earth depends on the Sun, we all do, for food, warmth, the seasons. A child depends on its’ parents.

Then maybe it should not be so surprising that the ancient Chinese had the minds to notice all the different links between us all and everything when they communicated in pictures?

Tomorrow I’ll expand on this point of language and link it to the Western tradition of face reading.

What Does a Straight Forehead Mean?

Foreheads for the most part indicate thinking style.

A straight forehead is someone who will think very much in lines. The best solution to any problem is the most rational and logical.

This is the forehead of the “warrior,” someone who comes into the world to see what’s wrong and fix it. As such when anyone is saying anything, their immediate thoughts are “what’s wrong with this?” and then “how can I fix it?”

To them they’re just helping, but to others it comes across as cynical and confrontational. They will not like it when someone says they have “hunch” or a “sense” of something. It’s too insubstantial for them.

Does this sound like you or someone you know?


What Does a Slanted Forehead Mean?

Foreheads for the most part indicate thinking style.

A slanted forehead, like the one shown in the picture, is sometimes called a deal maker’s forehead.

This is someone who will make creative use of their logic, rather than relying on intuitive hunches. Often their solutions will break rules or social convention (they don’t have much of a care for it). So their solutions may rub others up the wrong way.

If an unforeseen issue hinders their original plan, that’s okay they’ll just amend and creatively solve again.

Over the years the wisdom in Chinese Face Reading became warped, from holistic and compassionate to cruel and judgemental.

Because of the abilities this forehead has, it became known in time as the mark of the criminal.

Does this sound like you or someone you know?


What Does a Rounded Forehead Mean?

What does your forehead say about you?

A rounded forehead, like the one shown in this picture, shows someone who is very intuitive. How they answer or solve problems will be very creative and left field.

This does not mean they are illogical, it’s just that their right brain is stronger than their left.

One of their strengths will be their imagination. They will able to create complex fantasy worlds or have a hard time telling the difference between reality and the reality of their own creation. One of their challenges in life will be telling the difference between their intuitive mind and their imagination. Does this sound like you or someone you know?mf

Trees Don’t Live Under the Sea

There is not a single point in anyone’s life where they will not have experienced judgement, uncertainty, or hopelessness.
Some of this will come from prescribed societal forms – everyone must work a full time in a steady job. Nine to five every day. Be married. Have kids. Have one job and stick at it.
We all grew up with these expectations that somehow became our own.
They hurt us.
Some of us will stick at it however, convincing themselves it is they who are wrong and the “world” who is right. Of course these people become very happy in the end, finally fixed and found in jobs and in a life that doesn’t fit them. Right?
So what if I told you that you came with a manual and this manual was embedded in your facial features?
Thousands of years ago the Chinese started to observe nature very intently and closely. It’s rhythms and patterns. And then observed these rhythms and patterns in the human body and then finally the face.
It cannot be disagreed that humans are a part of nature.
So what if I told you that if you had the pattern of water on your face, or, forgive me, that of tree?
We understand that trees don’t live under the sea. Or that water will parch in a hot climate.
So what if I told you that you were similar? That with the natural patterns in your face I could transpose this information into real and practical advice, so that you could be free and live the life that nature designed you to?
What if you’ve been working against yourself all along?
If you are still skeptical about this, don’t worry. Seems pretty fantastical doesn’t it? This is a first in a series of posts explaining the “stuff” behind Chinese Face Reading (my job).