Open Hearts & Open Minds Open Doors-Volume I & II, intends to stimulate creative thought. John K. Fox, Ph.D., explains the source of his opinions and his approach to creativity and life by referencing his experiences.The Open Hearts & Open Minds Open Doors series is best understood if we consider that the North and South Poles of our Earth, and the flow of Electrical Current, share the same essence as described in the Oriental concept of the Yin and the Yang. That theme-central is that the Female and the Male are not Opposite Sexes-they are Essential-Inseparable-Compatibles.Dr. Fox asserts that the essential difference between the Oriental and the Occidental is well illustrated in the depiction of the fat-bellied Buddha. The Buddha was in truth, a thin man. According to Oriental perception, the belly (the umbilical) represents the center of each person. In moments of personal sadness, the Occidental might say, "my heart is breaking." The Oriental might be more inclined to feel that the human longing for comfort originates in the abdomen.Yet, we Occidentals share the Oriental abdominal perspective when we reference the inner strength found within a person, colloquially, as, "having guts!"