Everyday New life experiences are witnessed. Through time our physical characteristics change, and a different lesson learnt. According to experience situations and interaction with other people, our emotions are affected and tend to change too. The world around us constantly evolves. In the process of science, people discover new theories, new methods and new rules to analyze these changes, and explain the world in order to create the best way of living. Peoples’ way of living can be defined as how people relate or react to their environment. But do sciences provide the right answers to find harmony with the environment? Daoism theories try to explain that everything is a process of change. Its main interest is to discuss the relation or interaction of humans with their environment. The teachings of Daoism present a full connection of mind, body and the environment. Daoism purpose is to direct individuals to find harmony with the environment. Science itself is a huge universe of knowledge and is how we interpret or apply this knowledge to our lives which is going to provide the right way to harmony. But what is an Interdisciplinary approach to Daoism? What if we apply Daoism theories into science methods? Daoism theories were created centuries ago. People and the World were different in every aspect. But the most valuable characteristic of Daoism is that it can be applied to any interdisciplinary perspective indiscriminate of time and place.
Daoism theories can be related or applied to Psychology, physical education, and other important sciences such as military science, political science, justice, among others. Psychology studies are directed to establish a balanced order between mind, emotions and behavior. Daoism purpose is to direct the individual into a full connection process of mind, body and environment. Our senses react to any experiences in the environment. These reactions can produce different types of emotions; happiness, sadness, anger, fear, depression, and stress. If our mind is not connected with the environment, these emotions can easily control our behavior and leads us to failure.
Meditation, reduction of pleasure or desire, and flexibility are great techniques thought by Daoism to adapt our mind to changes in the environment. In addition, it guides our behavior from being controlled by emotions. Daoism teachings involve physical technics that are directed to improve concentration, relaxation, joy and physical health. These techniques can be applied to physical education and sports. Physical exercise can be the hardest way of being healthy. But with the implementation of Daoism techniques, exercise can be joyful and pleasurable. It is that process of concentration, the full connection of mind and body that makes it possible to have great physical training session.
Military science tries to explain the art of war. War can be considered as the most stressful environment in the World. Military involves several aspects; leadership, troops, discipline, code of conduct, values, mission, strategy, weapons, terrain features, enemy forces, friendly forces, etc. All these aspects form a military environment. Leaders in the battlefield have to react, act or take decisions and adapt to any change in the environment as quick as possible in order to accomplish the mission and keep their troops alive. This pattern involves a lot of discipline and mental harmony. Daoism profess that everything changes and show a full process of adaptation to this change. Also, Daoism involves being discipline and have control over emotions in any situation. A full connection of mind, body and environment can be a great pattern to follow to be a successful military leader. In the other hand politics play an important role in our society because of its involvement with the government. Governments create rules or laws to have control over its subjects, thus creating many changes in the environment. Daoism theories direct its approach to be in harmony with such changes. Furthermore, a good government will strive for the best of its people, while a bad government will be solemnly focus on their selfish gains.
In conclusion, Daoism interdisciplinary approach can be directed to strengthen other sciences in order to get true harmony between individuals in society and their environment at anytime, and anyplace. Daoism theories can be applied to any aspect in human life. Leadership, physical fitness, and mental health are good examples to apply Daoism teachings.