The Sunday Quote:

“To live in accordance with how one thinks. Be yourself but don’t try to impose your criteria on the rest. I don’t expect others to live like me. I want to respect people’s freedom, but I defend my freedom. And that comes with the courage to say what you think, even if sometimes others don’t share those views.”
President Jose “Pepe” Mujica
President of Uruguay

I just watched a fascinating interview with the president of Uruguay – which is why today’s Qigong Daily is a little later than usual.

I like what he had to say about happiness.

If fits in with this post I wrote a while back: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

Regret number 1:

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”

And regret number 3:

“I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings”

In fact this one is probably the heaviest hitting of the 5 because of those interviewed many developed illnesses related to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result of suppressing their feelings.

Hmm, just noticed that word Courage features quite strongly in what I’ve written so far…

  • “…the courage to say what you think…”
  • “…the courage to live a life true to myself…”
  • “…the courage to express my feelings…”

If you look at the Chinese word for courage you’ll see it’s: Da Dan which translates literally as:

Being courage / Big gall bladder

In other words being courageous is linked to having a large gall bladder – from the Chinese medical viewpoint.

So if you practice Qigong exercises known to be beneficial to the gall bladder you will be able to increase your courage.

As long as you practice them as Qigong of course!

Now there are two very well known Qigong exercises that fit the bill:

  1. Plucking Stars Change Galaxies – Page 67
  2. Nourishing Kidneys – Page 87

I’ve covered both of them in great detail in my book: Shaolin Chi Kung – 18 Exercises to help you live a longer, healthier and happier life.

Practice them as PERFECT Qigong for 3 months and watch your courage increase.

Or your money back Grasshopper.

Right, I’m off to watch the interview with President Mujica again, because I rushed through it the first time and there’s some serious gold in there.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Bye for now

Marcus

P.S. Day off from Operation Conversion today.

I don’t think I realised what a huge task this project was. It’s not just moving my office, it’s trawling through all my old paper work, books and resources and trying to work out which ones to keep and which ones to recycle.

I’m especially not looking forward to clearing out the old set of drawers in the corner.

They’ve been a dumping ground and temporary resting place of many items for donkey’s years and I’ve no idea what I’m going to find in there.

I feel like a kid with a big stick about to whack a wasp nests.

Nothing good can come from this =)

We’ll see.

It’s time for a clear out and if I find anything interesting…

I’ll let you know.