life force


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life force

n.
See élan vital.

life force

The central energy or power that moves through all living things; it is variously known as:
▪ Prana in Ayurvedic medicine;
▪ Chi in Chinese medicine;
▪ Vitalism in Chiropractic;
▪ Vital force in Homeopathy.
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Do we feed our life force (Qi) in the same manner that we feed our body?
In addition to being a corporate vessel for the life force, humankind is also conceived of as perfectible.
Lavoisier's simple observations of burning and Priestley's experiments with gases pulled the notion of a life force out of the realm of mysticism and into one of quantification and research.
"Now, I'm much more occupied with showing the energy of the life force. That's what I see myself doing."
What really sets it apart, though, is its focus on reiki (pronounced ray-key), based on the theory of Universal Life Force Energy--the healer "massages" you by not actually touching you, but by sending energy to areas of your body.
Reiki is an ancient practice of acknowledging and working with the universal life force to promote physical healing and spiritual exploration.
Shaw's interest in Ibsen is linked to his passionate hatred of Darwin and his defense of creative evolution, or the life force. Like Ibsen, Shaw championed the drama of ideas rather than of action, which usually, in his day, was more melodramatic than dramatic.
"Breath" serves as a metaphor for energy, vitality, for what we might call the life force or even life itself.
The movements of the water, perhaps corresponding in some way to the vibrations of the speech that we hear, cause the set to drip away and disperse, like the structure of lies the narrator's lover had built up, or the dissolving life force of the speaker herself.
For me, my sports are a direct tap into what I call the "life force." I don't want to die, and I especially don't want to die a slow death of desperation, without adventure.
They nurture the life force of the organization--its strategic communication.
The great urban environments of the world are formed by a critical mass of diversity, a life force in the continuous encounter with the stranger, a speed of movement for the urban dweller that makes all time like any other time.