Success and The Three Right Conditions
In ancient China, when a new emperor assumed the throne, a precious, bronze, three-legged cauldron would be cast. A symbol of stability, prosperity and longevity for the arriving dynasty, this cauldron was also an alchemical manifestation of three important conditions.*
These conditions were symbolized by the cauldron’s three legs:
- Tianshi - Right Timing
- Dili - Right Place
- Renhe - Right Companions
To be successful, all three conditions are needed.
This held in ancient China…and is equally true for me today, as I seek “The Three Right Conditions” for my new business.
First, Right Timing is approaching. With the new Alchemist Recovery website launching this month and the long-awaited program beginning January 1st, events are falling into place.
Second, I’m exploring Right Place. Because Alchemist Recovery’s new program will offer online support for people struggling with addiction, a physical location isn’t essential. And yet…anchoring this program with a Right Place in the form of a treatment center would profoundly impact recovery efforts and healing. Long after their inpatient stay, continued online support would be just a mouse click away.
Lastly, to optimize the first two conditions, the alchemical magic of the third - Right Companions - is of utmost importance. A manifestation of what I call the Medicine of Connection, I envision a vast, interconnected web of skilled, caring people working in collaboration. This web includes treatment professionals, educators, loved ones, farmers, poets, business owners, sponsors, cooks, physical trainers, musicians, etc. - all helping in their own way, paying it forward, with those struggling with addiction.
So, here I sit, compass pointed towards Right Timing, Right Place, Right Companions.
I have a one-way plane ticket landing me in San Diego on October 27th. After attending the Pacific Symposium Conference on Oriental Medicine, I begin my search for “The Three Right Conditions.” This journey will begin on November 5th - my birthday. An auspicious start for Right Timing!
* (Master Zhongxian Wu, Vital Breath of the Dao: Chinese Shamanic Tiger Qigong, 2006)