'Learning the Nei Jing in Small Bites™,' Su Wen, Chapter Two, Session 4: Concluding the Final Section on Living in Harmony with the Four Seasons
This final section of Chapter Two draws the discussion to a close about the right way to live to cause a person to thrive and not become damaged in relation to the Four Seasons.
Nourishing Yin and Yang as the Four Seasons change is critical to maintaining and even causing health and well-being to flourish. Ignoring or running counter to those forces of changing Qi is to ruin health and cause damage. This session rounds out the perspectives of Huang Di and Qi Bo as they contemplate the powers inherent in the rotation of the seasons. The conclusion could be summed up by translation as, "Those who rebel against the basic rules of the universe sever their own roots and ruin their true selves."
Sobering, but, nevertheless, enjoy!